'Campaign to create fear' sends Rohingya fleeing Myanmar in larger numbers, activist says

November 17, 2014 8:30 AM

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'Campaign to create fear' sends Rohingya fleeing Myanmar in larger numbers, activist says

In this Nov. 28, 2013 photo sun sets over anchored boats in a shallow lagoon off The Chaung village north of Sittwe, Myanmar. Bouts of vicious violence, together with a flurry of discriminatory policies and plans, sent an estimated 100,000 Rohingya fleeing by boat in the last two years, said Chris Lewa, director of the Arakan Project, which has spent a decade monitoring departures. (AP Photo/ Kaung Htet) (The Associated Press)

In this June 19 2014 photo, Shabu Kuna, left and her mother Rokima khatu right and father Habi Bullah, center at their home in Myin Hlut Village, South of Maung Daw. Around 80 percent of Myanmar's Rohingya live in northern Rakhine, which sits along the coast of the Bay of Bengal. Cut off front the r...

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