Slideshow - Still displaced in Rakhine State

  • More than 1,900 Rohingya Muslims are living at the Basare IDP camp outside Sittwe, one of dozens of such camps across Rakhine State

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  • Life in the camp is difficult, with many residents unsure of whether they will ever be able to return to their homes

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  • A Rohingya woman prepares the evening meal in her home in Basare

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  • With few opportunities for education, a Rohingya girl cleans her house to pass the time

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  • Mohamed Kassim, 84, enjoys a cup of tea with cakes while he and other Muslim men meet to chat in the Basare camp. Returning to their homes is a common topic of discussion

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  • Primary school teacher Uhla Win, 27, in his lively classroom. Emergency education classes like this are all that are available to the children at Basare

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  • Access to adequate water and sanitation remains a challenge in most IDP camps

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  • An ethnic Rakhine woman outside her home at the Set Yoe Kya IDP camp near Sittwe. Close to 5,000 ethnic Rakhine are still displaced and are now living in nine camps

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  • A group of Buddhist Rakhine boys outside their shelter at the Set Yoe Kya camp, one of two ethnic Rakhine camps in Sittwe

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  • A man in the Basare camp. Facilities for personal hygiene are sometimes basic and often shared

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  • A Rohingya man works a field adjacent to the Basare camp. Ongoing displacement has impacted the livelihoods of both Muslim Rohingya and ethnic Rakhine residents

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Still displaced in Rakhine State

February 2014 – More than 170,000 people remain displaced and in need in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State after two rounds of inter-communal violence between Buddhist ethnic Rakhine and Muslim Rohingya communities in 2012. The vast majority - 138,000 - are Rohingya, while close to 5,000 are ethnic Rakhine. Another 36,000 people are living in 113 isolated villages, with minimal access to livelihoods and basic services.
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