The United Nations food agency is pressing for immediate access to Burma's troubled northern Rakhine state amid accusations that it shelved a critical report revealing desperate hunger among the persecuted Muslim population.
The UNHCR video shot Monday shows the groups of Rohingya refugees moving along a narrow strip of land alongside the river that marks the border between southeastern Bangladesh and western Myanmar.
The UN yesterday reported that an estimated 582,000 refugees have arrived in Bangladesh since violence erupted in Myanmar's northern Rakhine state on August 25.
"Rohingya children have already endured atrocities".
The numbers have soared since August 25, when militant attacks on Myanmar's security forces in Rakhine sparked a major military backlash.
A Rohingya refugee carries an boy in an area near no man's land on the Bangladesh side of the border with Myanmar after crossing the Naf River, after being told by border guards they were not allowed to leave the area and reach the refugee camps near Ukhia, on October 17, 2017.
When asked why the July report was removed, the WFP said it was withdrawn from the website "following a request by the government to conduct a joint review", the Guardian reported.
"The efforts must be scaled up and expanded to receive and protect refugees and ensure they are provided with basic shelter and acceptable living conditions", the statement said adding, "Every day more vulnerable people arrive with very little, if anything, and settle either in overcrowded existing camps or extremely congested makeshift sites".
"As of this morning, they are still squatting in the paddy fields of Anjuman Para village in Bangladesh", UNHCR Spokesman Andrej Mahecic told a news briefing Tuesday.
"UNHCR is advocating with the Bangladesh authorities to urgently admit these refugees fleeing violence and increasingly-difficult conditions back home", Mahecic said.
Of the million or so Rohingya Muslims who have lived in Myanmar, or Burma as it used to be, well over half have now fled for their lives.