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A voice for Rohingya

A collection of op-ed and editorials published by The Hindu on the plight of Rohingya in Myanmar and elsewhere.

Outcasts everywhere: People from the Rohingya community at Shah Porir Deep, in Teknak, Bangladesh.   | Photo Credit: Suvra Kanti Das

Thousands of Rohingya have been fleeing Myanmar, especially after the August 25 violence in Western Myanmar. The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), which places them among the “the most vulnerable groups of the forcibly displaced” has said a total of 87,000 Rohingyas have arrived in Bangladesh as of Monday, September 4, 2017.

Rohingya are an ethnic group, largely comprising Muslims, who predominantly live in the Western Myanmar province of Rakhine. They speak a dialect of Bengali, as opposed to the commonly spoken Burmese language.

Here's a lowdown on why they are among the the most vulnerable amongst forcibly displaced groups.

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