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Rohingya refugees remain a heavy burden on Bangladesh
The Rohingya people of Myanmar are one of the most persecuted minorities in the world.
The Myanmar government doesn’t consider them as citizens and deprives them of basic rights such as…
- Mehdi Chowdhury
- The Conversation
To avoid persecution, waves of Rohingya people have taken refuge in neighbouring Bangladesh in recent decades, with particular flash points in 1978, 1992 and 2012.
The latest and largest mass exodus to Bangladesh took place in late August 2017.
Within a month, around half a million Rohingya had fled to Bangladesh.
This influx gradually slowed down, but did not stop there.
A year later…