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Burma's Rohingyas Fact Box


Burma's Rohingyas

  • A Muslim minority, they have been denied Burmese citizenship
  • Not allowed to move freely
  • Most live in Rakhine State near the Bangladesh border
  • Thousands of Rohingyas were displaced in 2012 violence
  • Tens of thousands live in camps in Rakhine
  • In 2012, an estimated 13,000 tried to leave Burma on smugglers' boats in the Bay of Bengal, hundreds drowned
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