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Bangladesh: Cyclone Devastates Rohingya Muslim Refugee Camps

HeadlineJun 01, 2017

Meanwhile, in Bangladesh, thousands of Rohingya Muslims from neighboring Burma were left homeless after a cyclone devastated their makeshift refugee camps. The storm prompted the evacuation of the Cox’s Bazar district on the coast, but many Rohingya refugees had nowhere to go. They were left without shelter after nearly all of the camps’ 10,000 thatched huts were flattened. Rohingya have long faced persecution and violence in Burma, where they are denied citizenship.

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