Rohingya people

Ethnic minority in Myanmar

The Rohingya people are a stateless Indo-Aryan ethnic group who predominantly follow Islam and reside in Rakhine State, Myanmar. There were an estimated 1 million Rohingya living in Myanmar before the 2016–17 crisis. Described by the United Nations in 2013 as one of the most persecuted minorities in the world, the Rohingya population is denied citizenship under the 1982 Myanmar nationality law. They are also restricted from freedom of movement, state education and civil service jobs. The legal conditions faced by the Rohingya in Myanmar have been widely compared to apartheid by many international academics, analysts and political figures, including Nobel laureate Bishop Desmond Tutu, a South African anti-apartheid activist.

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DHAKA: Authorities in Bangladesh have confirmed the first death of a Rohingya refugee from the coronavirus, as infections rise in sprawling camps where more than..
7 hours ago • WorldNews

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An elderly Rohingya refugee has become the first person to die from coronavirus in the camps in southern Bangladesh, officials said on Tuesday.
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Khadiza Begum, a Rohingya refugee, left Myanmar to escape violence but found more horror at sea.
Credit: BBC News - Published 5 days ago

Myanmar has filed a report on its adherence to measures to protect its Rohingya Muslim minority imposed by the United Nations' highest court, but details of the..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Myanmar has filed a first report with the U.N.'s highest court on its adherence to measures imposed in January to protect the Muslim minority Rohingya, the court..
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Less than three years since a crackdown against Rohingya, troops are again accused of war crimes – this time against Rakhine Buddhists Kyaw Thu* waited until..
1 week ago • WorldNews

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