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Rohingya #19
Sittwe
By Lauren DeCicca
28 Nov 2014

A young Rohingya boy stands next to his family's home in an IDP camp in Sittwe, Myanmar on November 28, 2014.

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Rohingya #06
Sittwe
By Lauren DeCicca
27 Nov 2014

A Rohingya woman gathers water from a small pond at the entrance to the Myebon IDP camp in Rakhine State on November 27, 2014.

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Rohingya #07
Sittwe
By Lauren DeCicca
27 Nov 2014

A young girl reads from her textbook in the makeshift school in the Myebon IDP camp in Myanmar's Rakhine State on November 27, 2014.

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Rohingya #05
Sittwe
By Lauren DeCicca
27 Nov 2014

A Rohingya woman holds her newly granted "pink card" giving her citizenship in Myanmar on November 27, 2014. The pink card will grant her the ability to travel outside of her camp, which has been restricted for the past two years.

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Rohingya #13
Sittwe
By Lauren DeCicca
27 Nov 2014

The Arakan Women's Network creates picket signs condemning the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for using the word "Rohingya" to describe the muslim population in Rakhine State.

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Rohingya #04
Sittwe
By Lauren DeCicca
27 Nov 2014

A Rohingya man and his ten year old son lay on the floor of their shelter in the Myebon IDP camp in Myanmar's Rakhine State on November 27, 2014.

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Rohingya #08
Sittwe
By Lauren DeCicca
26 Nov 2014

A Rohingya man who was granted a "pink card" stands outside of a market in the Rohingya Muslim internal displacement camps outside of Sittwe, Myanmar on November 26, 2014.

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Rohingya #25
Sittwe
By Lauren DeCicca
26 Nov 2014

Fishing boats sit on the edge of the Bay of Bengal in the Rohingya Muslim internal displacement camps outside of Sittwe, Myanmar on November 26, 2014. These boats are used to transport refugees to bigger boats that will take them out of Rakhine State.

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By TTM Contributor 18
24 Jul 2014

Following an ultimatum issued by ISIS, there was a Christian exodus from Mosul. The houses and churches they left behind have been seized by Sunni extremists. ISIS has locked the doors and put signs of Islamic State ownership on the buildings left by the Christians.

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Rohingya #01
Maungdaw
By Lauren DeCicca
02 Apr 2014

Myanmar has been in a stage of rapid transition throughout the past couple of years with advancements in development and western trade. However, the Rohingya Muslims, an ethnic minority in the western Rakhine State of Burma, have remained one of the most persecuted minorities in the world. June 11, 2012 marked the first in a series of “The Rahkine State riots”, conflicts between Rahkine Buddhists and the Muslim minority, leaving approximately 100,000 Muslims displaced and living in internal displacement camps. They are jobless, living in makeshift tents, and surviving on rations from NGO’s and private donors. Issues surrounding sanitation, nutrition and healthcare are serious problems these people are facing. The Rohingyas struggle between wanting resettlement and wanting to move to a more welcoming country. They have been stripped of their human rights and this essay aims to document the prolonged deterioration of their freedoms instead of the select instances of violence.

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Rohingya #14
Sittwe
By Lauren DeCicca
02 Apr 2014

Myanmar has been in a stage of rapid transition throughout the past couple of years with advancements in development and western trade. However, the Rohingya Muslims, an ethnic minority in the western Rakhine State of Burma, have remained one of the most persecuted minorities in the world. June 11, 2012 marked the first in a series of “The Rahkine State riots”, conflicts between Rahkine Buddhists and the Muslim minority, leaving approximately 100,000 Muslims displaced and living in internal displacement camps. They are jobless, living in makeshift tents, and surviving on rations from NGO’s and private donors. Issues surrounding sanitation, nutrition and healthcare are serious problems these people are facing. The Rohingyas struggle between wanting resettlement and wanting to move to a more welcoming country. They have been stripped of their human rights and this essay aims to document the prolonged deterioration of their freedoms instead of the select instances of violence.

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Rohingya #21
Sittwe
By Lauren DeCicca
02 Apr 2014

Myanmar has been in a stage of rapid transition throughout the past couple of years with advancements in development and western trade. However, the Rohingya Muslims, an ethnic minority in the western Rakhine State of Burma, have remained one of the most persecuted minorities in the world. June 11, 2012 marked the first in a series of “The Rahkine State riots”, conflicts between Rahkine Buddhists and the Muslim minority, leaving approximately 100,000 Muslims displaced and living in internal displacement camps. They are jobless, living in makeshift tents, and surviving on rations from NGO’s and private donors. Issues surrounding sanitation, nutrition and healthcare are serious problems these people are facing. The Rohingyas struggle between wanting resettlement and wanting to move to a more welcoming country. They have been stripped of their human rights and this essay aims to document the prolonged deterioration of their freedoms instead of the select instances of violence.

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Rohingya #12
Buithidaung
By Lauren DeCicca
02 Apr 2014

Myanmar has been in a stage of rapid transition throughout the past couple of years with advancements in development and western trade. However, the Rohingya Muslims, an ethnic minority in the western Rakhine State of Burma, have remained one of the most persecuted minorities in the world. June 11, 2012 marked the first in a series of “The Rahkine State riots”, conflicts between Rahkine Buddhists and the Muslim minority, leaving approximately 100,000 Muslims displaced and living in internal displacement camps. They are jobless, living in makeshift tents, and surviving on rations from NGO’s and private donors. Issues surrounding sanitation, nutrition and healthcare are serious problems these people are facing. The Rohingyas struggle between wanting resettlement and wanting to move to a more welcoming country. They have been stripped of their human rights and this essay aims to document the prolonged deterioration of their freedoms instead of the select instances of violence.

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Rohingya #23
Sittwe
By Lauren DeCicca
21 Apr 2013

Men at the Coconut Garden unregistered IDP camps stand by one of the palm trees as cattle pass by on the morning of April 21, 2013 near Sittwe in the Rahkine State of Burma. The Coconut Garden camps were recently relocated from the beach on the Bay of Bengal where they were closely monitored by the Burmese military. The camps are now on higher ground with six water pumps and toilets. Rohingya Muslims are an ethnic minority in the western Rakhine State of Burma and has been one of the most persecuted and underrepresented minorities in the world according to the United Nations in 2012. June 11, 2012 marked the beginning of the Rahkine State riots, a series of ongoing conflicts between the Rohingya Muslims and Burmese Loyalist Buddhists in the Rahkine state, with military and police intervention in June of 2012. This violence has left approximately 100,000 Muslims displaced, many living in IDP camps near Sittwe, the capital of the Rahkine State. Camps range from registered to unregistered with people getting rations once or twice a month, relying solely on donations from international NGO's and private donors, such as Muslim organizations based in Yangon. Conditions in the IDP camps have not improved within the last year and there are no plans for resettlement or preparation for the upcoming rainy season.

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Rohingya #15
Sittwe
By Lauren DeCicca
21 Apr 2013

A young boy takes a nap in the remains of his family's makeshift tarp home in the Rubber Garden unregistered IDP camp in Sittwe on April 21, 2013. Their home was destroyed by an early rain and windstorm, showing the pending devastation that will be brought on by the upcoming rainy season. Rohingya Muslims are an ethnic minority in the western Rakhine State of Burma and has been one of the most persecuted and underrepresented minorities in the world according to the United Nations in 2012. June 11, 2012 marked the beginning of the Rahkine State riots, a series of ongoing conflicts between the Rohingya Muslims and Burmese Loyalist Buddhists in the Rahkine state, with military and police intervention in June of 2012. This violence has left approximately 100,000 Muslims displaced, many living in IDP camps near Sittwe, the capital of the Rahkine State. Camps range from registered to unregistered with people getting rations once or twice a month, relying solely on donations from international NGO's and private donors, such as Muslim organizations based in Yangon. Conditions in the IDP camps have not improved within the last year and there are no plans for resettlement or preparation for the upcoming rainy season.

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Rohingya #10
Sittwe
By Lauren DeCicca
19 Apr 2013

Abdv Salam, 57 of Thandawli Village eats rice in the late afternoon in the Takebyin unregisterd IDP camp near Sittwe in the Rahkine State of Burma on April 19, 2013. The unregister IDP camps survive soley on rations from private donors which usually come once a month. Rohingya Muslims are an ethnic minority in the western Rakhine State of Burma and has been one of the most persecuted and underrepresented minorities in the world according to the United Nations in 2012. June 11, 2012 marked the beginning of the Rahkine State riots, a series of ongoing conflicts between the Rohingya Muslims and Burmese Loyalist Buddhists in the Rahkine state, with military and police intervention in June of 2012. This violence has left approximately 100,000 Muslims displaced, many living in IDP camps near Sittwe, the capital of the Rahkine State. Camps range from registered to unregistered with people getting rations once or twice a month, relying solely on donations from international NGO's and private donors, such as Muslim organizations based in Yangon. Conditions in the IDP camps have not improved within the last year and there are no plans for resettlement or preparation for the upcoming rainy season.

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Rohingya #18
Sittwe
By Lauren DeCicca
19 Apr 2013

A young girl runs past the pond at the base of the Rubber Garden unregistered IDP camp in Sittwe in the Rahkine State of Burma on April 20, 2013. Rohingya Muslims are an ethnic minority in the western Rakhine State of Burma and has been one of the most persecuted and underrepresented minorities in the world according to the United Nations in 2012. June 11, 2012 marked the beginning of the Rahkine State riots, a series of ongoing conflicts between the Rohingya Muslims and Burmese Loyalist Buddhists in the Rahkine state, with military and police intervention in June of 2012. This violence has left approximately 100,000 Muslims displaced, many living in IDP camps near Sittwe, the capital of the Rahkine State. Camps range from registered to unregistered with people getting rations once or twice a month, relying solely on donations from international NGO's and private donors, such as Muslim organizations based in Yangon. Conditions in the IDP camps have not improved within the last year and there are no plans for resettlement or preparation for the upcoming rainy season.

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Rohingya #24
Sittwe
By Lauren DeCicca
19 Apr 2013

Hoson Hamed, 98 of the Kondan Quarter, lies ill and malnourished in his tent in the Masana Village camp near Sittwe on April 19, 2013. Hoson Hamed suffers from Asthma and Swollen extremities but his family cannot afford the 10,000 kyat (aprox. $11) taxi ride to the hospital. Rohingya Muslims are an ethnic minority in the western Rakhine State of Burma and has been one of the most persecuted and underrepresented minorities in the world according to the United Nations in 2012. June 11, 2012 marked the beginning of the Rahkine State riots, a series of ongoing conflicts between the Rohingya Muslims and Burmese Loyalist Buddhists in the Rahkine state, with military and police intervention in June of 2012. This violence has left approximately 100,000 Muslims displaced, many living in IDP camps near Sittwe, the capital of the Rahkine State. Camps range from registered to unregistered with people getting rations once or twice a month, relying solely on donations from international NGO's and private donors, such as Muslim organizations based in Yangon. Conditions in the IDP camps have not improved within the last year and there are no plans for resettlement or preparation for the upcoming rainy season.

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Rohingya #11
Sittwe
By Lauren DeCicca
19 Apr 2013

Myanmar has been in a stage of rapid transition throughout the past couple of years with advancements in development and western trade. However, the Rohingya Muslims, an ethnic minority in the western Rakhine State of Burma, have remained one of the most persecuted minorities in the world. June 11, 2012 marked the first in a series of “The Rahkine State riots”, conflicts between Rahkine Buddhists and the Muslim minority, leaving approximately 100,000 Muslims displaced and living in internal displacement camps. They are jobless, living in makeshift tents, and surviving on rations from NGO’s and private donors. Issues surrounding sanitation, nutrition and healthcare are serious problems these people are facing. The Rohingyas struggle between wanting resettlement and wanting to move to a more welcoming country. They have been stripped of their human rights and this essay aims to document the prolonged deterioration of their freedoms instead of the select instances of violence.

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Rohingya #16
Sittwe
By Lauren DeCicca
19 Apr 2013

Ambiahatu, 22, and her son Waidula, 5, from the Narzi Quarter sit in their family's tent in the Masana Village registered IDP camp near Sittwe on April 19, 2013. Wiadula suffers from a hernia which they can only hope goes away over time, due to the family's inability to afford medical care. Rohingya Muslims are an ethnic minority in the western Rakhine State of Burma and has been one of the most persecuted and underrepresented minorities in the world according to the United Nations in 2012. June 11, 2012 marked the beginning of the Rahkine State riots, a series of ongoing conflicts between the Rohingya Muslims and Burmese Loyalist Buddhists in the Rahkine state, with military and police intervention in June of 2012. This violence has left approximately 100,000 Muslims displaced, many living in IDP camps near Sittwe, the capital of the Rahkine State. Camps range from registered to unregistered with people getting rations once or twice a month, relying solely on donations from international NGO's and private donors, such as Muslim organizations based in Yangon. Conditions in the IDP camps have not improved within the last year and there are no plans for resettlement or preparation for the upcoming rainy season.

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Rohingya #17
Sittwe
By Lauren DeCicca
19 Apr 2013

Internally displaced people from the Masana Village registered camp stand at the edge of the camp near the two bathrooms provided for the camps. The Masana Village camp has a population of 1,122 with a total of 192 tents. Rohingya Muslims are an ethnic minority in the western Rakhine State of Burma and has been one of the most persecuted and underrepresented minorities in the world according to the United Nations in 2012. June 11, 2012 marked the beginning of the Rahkine State riots, a series of ongoing conflicts between the Rohingya Muslims and Burmese Loyalist Buddhists in the Rahkine state, with military and police intervention in June of 2012. This violence has left approximately 100,000 Muslims displaced, many living in IDP camps near Sittwe, the capital of the Rahkine State. Camps range from registered to unregistered with people getting rations once or twice a month, relying solely on donations from international NGO's and private donors, such as Muslim organizations based in Yangon. Conditions in the IDP camps have not improved within the last year and there are no plans for resettlement or preparation for the upcoming rainy season.

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Rohingya #03
Sittwe
By Lauren DeCicca
18 Apr 2013

Myanmar has been in a stage of rapid transition throughout the past couple of years with advancements in development and western trade. However, the Rohingya Muslims, an ethnic minority in the western Rakhine State of Burma, have remained one of the most persecuted minorities in the world. June 11, 2012 marked the first in a series of “The Rahkine State riots”, conflicts between Rahkine Buddhists and the Muslim minority, leaving approximately 100,000 Muslims displaced and living in internal displacement camps. They are jobless, living in makeshift tents, and surviving on rations from NGO’s and private donors. Issues surrounding sanitation, nutrition and healthcare are serious problems these people are facing. The Rohingyas struggle between wanting resettlement and wanting to move to a more welcoming country. They have been stripped of their human rights and this essay aims to document the prolonged deterioration of their freedoms instead of the select instances of violence.

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Rohingya #22
Sittwe
By Lauren DeCicca
18 Apr 2013

Myanmar has been in a stage of rapid transition throughout the past couple of years with advancements in development and western trade. However, the Rohingya Muslims, an ethnic minority in the western Rakhine State of Burma, have remained one of the most persecuted minorities in the world. June 11, 2012 marked the first in a series of “The Rahkine State riots”, conflicts between Rahkine Buddhists and the Muslim minority, leaving approximately 100,000 Muslims displaced and living in internal displacement camps. They are jobless, living in makeshift tents, and surviving on rations from NGO’s and private donors. Issues surrounding sanitation, nutrition and healthcare are serious problems these people are facing. The Rohingyas struggle between wanting resettlement and wanting to move to a more welcoming country. They have been stripped of their human rights and this essay aims to document the prolonged deterioration of their freedoms instead of the select instances of violence.

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Rohingya #02
Sittwe
By Lauren DeCicca
17 Apr 2013

Myanmar has been in a stage of rapid transition throughout the past couple of years with advancements in development and western trade. However, the Rohingya Muslims, an ethnic minority in the western Rakhine State of Burma, have remained one of the most persecuted minorities in the world. June 11, 2012 marked the first in a series of “The Rahkine State riots”, conflicts between Rahkine Buddhists and the Muslim minority, leaving approximately 100,000 Muslims displaced and living in internal displacement camps. They are jobless, living in makeshift tents, and surviving on rations from NGO’s and private donors. Issues surrounding sanitation, nutrition and healthcare are serious problems these people are facing. The Rohingyas struggle between wanting resettlement and wanting to move to a more welcoming country. They have been stripped of their human rights and this essay aims to document the prolonged deterioration of their freedoms instead of the select instances of violence.

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Rohingya #09
Sittwe
By Lauren DeCicca
01 Jan 2000

Myanmar has been in a stage of rapid transition throughout the past couple of years with advancements in development and western trade. However, the Rohingya Muslims, an ethnic minority in the western Rakhine State of Burma, have remained one of the most persecuted minorities in the world. June 11, 2012 marked the first in a series of “The Rahkine State riots”, conflicts between Rahkine Buddhists and the Muslim minority, leaving approximately 100,000 Muslims displaced and living in internal displacement camps. They are jobless, living in makeshift tents, and surviving on rations from NGO’s and private donors. Issues surrounding sanitation, nutrition and healthcare are serious problems these people are facing. The Rohingyas struggle between wanting resettlement and wanting to move to a more welcoming country. They have been stripped of their human rights and this essay aims to document the prolonged deterioration of their freedoms instead of the select instances of violence.

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Rohingya #20
Maungdaw
By Lauren DeCicca
01 Jan 2000

Myanmar has been in a stage of rapid transition throughout the past couple of years with advancements in development and western trade. However, the Rohingya Muslims, an ethnic minority in the western Rakhine State of Burma, have remained one of the most persecuted minorities in the world. June 11, 2012 marked the first in a series of “The Rahkine State riots”, conflicts between Rahkine Buddhists and the Muslim minority, leaving approximately 100,000 Muslims displaced and living in internal displacement camps. They are jobless, living in makeshift tents, and surviving on rations from NGO’s and private donors. Issues surrounding sanitation, nutrition and healthcare are serious problems these people are facing. The Rohingyas struggle between wanting resettlement and wanting to move to a more welcoming country. They have been stripped of their human rights and this essay aims to document the prolonged deterioration of their freedoms instead of the select instances of violence.