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audio, stills, text and or video: Go to zReportage.com to see more - The Rohingya are an ethnic and religious minority of about 1 million people in predominantly Buddhist Myanmar, also known as Burma. They are denied official minority status and the citizenship rights that go with it. Over the last several years, they have have forced into camps where they cannot work, go to school, vote, access health care, or get passports. Many have fled. The United Nations says that more than 640,000 Rohingya have left the country in a mass exodus since August, after the army launched ''clearance operations'' in response to attacks carried out by a Rohingya insurgent group against security forces. The recent violence in Rakhine began on Aug. 25 after Rohingya insurgents attacked police posts and an army base in the state. Myanmar's military responded by killing hundreds of people, triggering an exodus of Rohingya to neighbouring Bangladesh. Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the country's military have come under international pressure to end the violence, but Ms. Suu Kyi does not have any control over the military under the 2008 constitution. The US on December 21, blacklisted and imposed economic sanctions against Myanmar army general Maung Maung Soe who it said oversaw human rights abuses committed by security forces against Rohingya Muslims. The US Treasury stated it had examined 'credible evidence of Maung Maung Soe's activities, including allegations against Burmese security forces of extrajudicial killings, sexual violence and arbitrary arrest as well as the widespread burning of villages.'
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March 25, 2017 - Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh - Leda Rohingya Refugee Camp - TOYAB and his wife AIWONG escaped after their home in Myanmar was burned down by Myanmar militants. He jumped in the river to escape and he shows me the bullet holes in his back where the army shot him. They now live with their two babies under a black plastic tarp that is like an oven in in the searing heat. The Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic group denied citizenship in Burma/Myanmar have escaped persecution from Burmese militants in their country. There are up to 500,000 refugees and migrants living in makeshift camps in Teknaf.
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March 23, 2017 - Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh - Kutupalong Rohingya Refugee Camp - HASINAI, has four children. She left Myanmar because the Myanmar militants burned down their house. Her husband works as a day laborer. The Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic group denied citizenship in Burma/Myanmar have escaped persecution from Burmese militants in their country. There are up to 500,000 refugees and migrants living in makeshift camps in Cox's Bazar.
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March 24, 2017 - Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh - Kutupalong Rohingya Refugee Camp - NURBEGUM has lived at the refugee camp for nine years and recently got a job as a garment worker. She is pregnant and wears henna because she is recently married. The Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic group denied citizenship in Burma/Myanmar have escaped persecution from Burmese militants in their country. There are up to 500,000 refugees and migrants living in makeshift camps in Cox's Bazar.
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March 25, 2017 - Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh - Leda Rohingya Refugee Camp - NUR KIOZ came alone to Bangladesh, as the Myanmar military killed her whole family. First they killed her husband then burned her three childen, ages 4,2,1. They cut her with a knife but she managed to escape by taking a boat to Bangladesh and then climbing a mounatin to get here. She cries every night missing her children. The Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic group denied citizenship in Burma/Myanmar have escaped persecution from Burmese militants in their country. There are up to 500,000 refugees and migrants living in makeshift camps in Teknaf.
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March 23, 2017 - Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh - Kutupalong Rohingya Refugee Camp - ROFIKA, 14 years old, grinds tamarind in her home. The Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic group denied citizenship in Burma/Myanmar have escaped persecution from Burmese militants in their country. There are up to 500,000 refugees and migrants living in makeshift camps in Cox's Bazar.
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March 24, 2017 - Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh - Kutupalong Rohingya Refugee Camp - Girl playing dress up. The Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic group denied citizenship in Burma/Myanmar have escaped persecution from Burmese militants in their country. There are up to 500,000 refugees and migrants living in makeshift camps in Cox's Bazar.
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March 23, 2017 - Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh - Kutupalong Rohingya Refugee Camp - YESMIN collects water from the well. Yesmin escaped by boat three months ago with her one child after her husband was killed by the military and her home burned down.The Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic group denied citizenship in Burma/Myanmar have escaped persecution from Burmese militants in their country. There are up to 500,000 refugees and migrants living in makeshift camps in Cox's Bazar.
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March 25, 2017 - Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh - Leda Rohingya Refugee Camp - Kunsuma lost her whole family when they were killed by the Myanmar military but she managed to escape and now lives at the camp. The Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic group denied citizenship in Burma/Myanmar have escaped persecution from Burmese militants in their country. There are up to 500,000 refugees and migrants living in makeshift camps in Teknaf.
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March 23, 2017 - Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh - Kutupalong Rohingya Refugee Camp - A girl in a pink dress in the camp. The Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic group denied citizenship in Burma/Myanmar have escaped persecution from Burmese militants in their country. There are up to 500,000 refugees and migrants living in makeshift camps in Cox's Bazar.
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March 25, 2017 - Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh - Leda Rohingya Refugee Camp - SHABAK NOHAM (17 years) was raped repeatedly by the Burmese military. She arrived with a broken arm that is still mending. The Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic group denied citizenship in Burma/Myanmar have escaped persecution from Burmese militants in their country. There are up to 500,000 refugees and migrants living in makeshift camps in Teknaf.
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March 24, 2017 - Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh - Kutupalong Rohingya Refugee Camp - A boy stands in front of an American flag door. The Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic group denied citizenship in Burma/Myanmar have escaped persecution from Burmese militants in their country. There are up to 500,000 refugees and migrants living in makeshift camps in Cox's Bazar.
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March 24, 2017 - Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh - Kutupalong Rohingya Refugee Camp - SEMON KHATUN escaped 25 years ago with her four children when her husband was killed by Myanmar militants.The Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic group denied citizenship in Burma/Myanmar have escaped persecution from Burmese militants in their country. There are up to 500,000 refugees and migrants living in makeshift camps in Cox's Bazar.
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March 25, 2017 - Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh - Leda Rohingya Refugee Camp. - SAMSIDA BAGUM has six children. One day the Myanmar military broke down the door to her house and three men raped her for three days before burning it down and throwing her in the river. She felt that she lost her mind and was desperate to find her children. The villagers helped her find them and they managed to escape to here. Her husband is also here, doing some business. The Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic group denied citizenship in Burma/Myanmar have escaped persecution from Burmese militants in their country. There are up to 500,000 refugees and migrants living in makeshift camps in Teknaf.
© Alison Wright/zReportage.com/ZUMA Wire
March 24, 2017 - Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh - Kutupalong Rohingya Refugee Camp - A muslim boy in front of makeshift home. The Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic group denied citizenship in Burma/Myanmar have escaped persecution from Burmese militants in their country. There are up to 500,000 refugees and migrants living in makeshift camps in Cox's Bazar.
© Alison Wright/zReportage.com/ZUMA Wire
March 24, 2017 - Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh - Kutupalong Rohingya Refugee Camp - Girl in red with water jug. The Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic group denied citizenship in Burma/Myanmar have escaped persecution from Burmese militants in their country. There are up to 500,000 refugees and migrants living in makeshift camps in Cox's Bazar.
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March 25, 2017 - Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh - Leda Rohingya Refugee Camp - LOTINA SA is a widow, and says she is 100 years old. She has lived on and has owned this area of land for 80 years that the refugees now live on. This was still Pakistan back when she was born.The Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic group denied citizenship in Burma/Myanmar have escaped persecution from Burmese militants in their country. There are up to 500,000 refugees and migrants living in makeshift camps in Teknaf.
© Alison Wright/zReportage.com/ZUMA Wire
March 24, 2017 - Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh - Kutupalong Rohingya Refugee Camp - A boy in camp. The Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic group denied citizenship in Burma/Myanmar have escaped persecution from Burmese militants in their country. There are up to 500,000 refugees and migrants living in makeshift camps in Cox's Bazar.
© Alison Wright/zReportage.com/ZUMA Wire
March 25, 2017 - Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh - Leda Rohingya Refugee Camp - SETERA (in the orange shawl) managed to escape from Myanmar two months ago (crying as she tells me the story). Three months ago they had seven children when the Myanmar military broke down the door to her house. She was standing with a baby on her hip, they burned down her house and threw her baby into the burning fire. She and her young daughter were raped repeatedly. Her husband was badly cut and her daughter's husband was taken to jail. They managed to escape. Her daughter, Jannatra is pregnant and arrived only three days ago. There is nothing for them to do here, they can't work. Her husband spends his time in the street just begging.
© Alison Wright/zReportage.com/ZUMA Wire
March 23, 2017 - Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh - Kutupalong Rohingya Refugee Camp - The Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic group denied citizenship in Burma/Myanmar have escaped persecution from Burmese militants in their country. There are up to 500,000 migrants and refugees living in makeshift camps in Cox's Bazar.
© Alison Wright/zReportage.com/ZUMA Wire
March 24, 2017 - Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh - Kutupalong Rohingya Refugee Camp - A boy in camp.The Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic group denied citizenship in Burma/Myanmar have escaped persecution from Burmese militants in their country. There are up to 500,000 refugees and migrants living in makeshift camps in Cox's Bazar.
© Alison Wright/zReportage.com/ZUMA Wire
March 24, 2017 - Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh - Burmese Rohingya, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. The Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic group denied citizenship in Burma/Myanmar have escaped persecution from Burmese militants in their country. There are up to 500,000 refugees and migrants living in makeshift camps in Cox's Bazar.
© Alison Wright/zReportage.com/ZUMA Wire
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