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UN asks international community to help Rohingya refugees

| | United Nations

The UN has appealed to the international community to keep aside politics and support the ongoing humanitarian efforts to help Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar.

The Rohingyas are a Muslim minority that live in the Buddhist-majority state of Rakhine, and they have experienced decades-long persecution in Myanmar, which — since gaining independence in 1948 — has refused to recognise the group as citizens.

The latest calamity was spurred when Rohingya militants attacked dozens of police posts and a military base on August 25.                 

 
 
 

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