{"id":"40","title":"The Unwanted: The Rohingya","description":"

For years Buddhist majority Myanmar has struggled to deal with a deeply rooted hatred towards the Rohingya. The Muslim ethnic minority were always considered illegal immigrants from Bangladesh and denied the rights of citizenship.<\/p>


The refugee emergency unfolded in late August 2017, the Myanmar military mounted a brutal campaign that destroyed hundreds of Rohingya villages and forced over 650,000 Rohingya to leave Myanmar creating the fastest cross-border exodus ever witnessed. Nearly all who fles during the exodus have sought shelter in and around the refugee settlements in Bangladesh\u2019s Cox\u2019s Bazar district that borders Myanmar.<\/p>