Myanmar

Children affected by Rakhine conflict miss a year of school

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A mother and her children stand in their small hut in a camp for displaced people in Rakhine State. © OCHA/Michelle Delaney

Inter-communal violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state in June and October 2012 displaced an estimated 140,000 people. Many fled to temporary camps where they have been living without adequate shelter or sanitation facilities. Continued tensions between communities means that these families are still reluctant to return home.

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