Resentments Fester as Bangladesh Bears the Brunt of Myanmar’s Rohingya Crisis

Rohingya refugees watch a Malaysian delegation visiting their refugee camp near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Jan. 27, 2018 (AP photo by Manish Swarup).
Rohingya refugees watch a Malaysian delegation visiting their refugee camp near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Jan. 27, 2018 (AP photo by Manish Swarup).
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When the world’s fastest-growing refugee crisis barreled into a sleepy coastal town in southern Bangladesh last August, the prime minister in Dhaka pledged that her impoverished country would go without food if that was what it took to help the Rohingya fleeing violence from the army in Myanmar. Almost nine months later, that welcome is starting to wear thin as the exodus far exceeds past influxes of Rohingya refugees and settles into a prolonged, seemingly intractable situation, taxing one of the world’s poorest and most densely populated countries. Bangladesh, no stranger to the Myanmar military’s paroxysms of ethno-nationalist violence, has […]

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