Rohingya risk lives to escape from Myanmar

Stuck in a country that does recognise their citizenship, minority Muslim group forced to find a better life elsewhere.

    Close to 1.3 million Rohingya Muslims live an isolated existence in Myanmar. At the receiving end of government policies described by human-rights groups as ethnic cleansing, those who survive often live in absolute poverty. Thousands have fled the country, trying to find a better life.

    Al Jazeera's Florence Looi reports from Sittwe in Rakhine state.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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