Bangladesh–Myanmar border

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The Bangladesh–Myanmar border is the international border between the countries of Bangladesh and Myanmar (formerly Burma).[1] The border stretches 170 miles, 130 miles of which is fenced. The government of Myanmar announced in 2017 it was planning to fence off the rest of the border.[2][3]


Rohingya refugees use the border to cross over from Myanmar into Bangladesh.[4] Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed to close their borders during sudden influxes of Rohingya refugees.[5] On Myanmar's side of the border in Maungdaw District, 80 percent of the population is Rohingya.[6]

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  1. ^ James, Helen (2006). Security and Sustainable Development in Myanmar. Routledge. p. 120. ISBN 9781134253937. Retrieved 11 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Myanmar to fence remaining border with Bangladesh". Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 11 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Border fence upgrade for troubled Rakhine". Burma News International. Retrieved 11 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Around 27,400 Rohingya flee into Bangladesh from Myanmar: UN sources". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 11 September 2017.
  5. ^ "Bangladesh, Myanmar agree to consider sealing border if new crisis erupts". Frontier Myanmar. Retrieved 11 September 2017.
  6. ^ Galache, Carlos Sardiña. "Rohingya Villagers Recount a Brutal Crackdown in Myanmar". Time. Retrieved 11 September 2017.