Rohingya exodus amid ethnic cleansing in Myanmar


In recent weeks, more than 370,000 Rohingya refugees have fled into Bangladesh amid a mass-scale scorched-earth campaign across the border in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine State. Myanmar security forces and vigilante mobs are burning down entire Rohingya villages and shooting people at random as they try to flee.

This image gallery shows their plight.

 

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More than 370,000 Rohingya have fled across border in less than three weeks with more arriving every day. Here Rohingya refugees are getting off the boat close to Shamlapur village in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. 6 September 2017. ©Amnesty International

 

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As Rohingya villagers are shot at and their homes are torched by the security forces, people desperately try to reach the relative safety of Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. 6 September 2017. ©Amnesty International
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A Rohingya woman with her child minutes after getting off a boat taking them from Myanmar into Bangladesh. There is little food and medicine in the dozens of crowded camps that have sprung up in southern Bangladesh in the past few weeks. 6 September 2017. © Amnesty International

 

Mohammed was trying to escape when he was shot in the leg. Mohammed was trying to escape when he was shot in the leg.
The Myanmar military have shot at fleeing Rohingya at random. Those who manage to escape have described the fear and devastation on the ground. © Panos

  

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The military are reportedly shooting at people and houses. Once people have fled, they burnt the houses with bottles of petrol and rocket launchers. © Panos

 

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Villages have been set ablaze in an orchestrated scorched-earth campaign. This mobile phone picture taken on the border with Bangladesh shows the village of Yae Twin Kyun on fire in Myanmar. 8 September 2017. © Amnesty International

 

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Myanmar’s security forces have planted internationally banned antipersonnel landmines along its border with Bangladesh. These have seriously injured at least four civilians, including two children, and reportedly killed one man. © Amnesty International

 

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A makeshift camp for Rohingya refugees outside of Thaun Khali in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh. One week ago the hill was covered in trees, but it is now one of many areas cleared to make room for shelters. 9 September 2017. © Amnesty International
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A Rohingya camp established in a buffer zone between the Bangladesh-Myanmar border. The Myanmar Army has placed antipersonnel landmines at heavily trafficked border crossings close to the camp. 8 September 2017. © Amnesty International
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A camp in a buffer zone between the Bangladesh-Myanmar border. Tens of thousands of others are believed to be trapped in Myanmar without access to food, shelter or medical care. 8 September 2017. ©Amnesty International

 

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Local Bangladeshis building a makeshift refugee camp on private land to help the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who have fled from Myanmar. Near Ali Khali village, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. 9 September 2017. © Amnesty International

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