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Burma is pumping millions into rebuilding Rakhine. But is it for the Rohingya?

Updated: Jul 23, 2018

March 13 - The Washington Post

This combination of satellite images shows the village of Zone Kar Yar on Dec. 20, 2017, left, and Feb. 13, 2018, right. Predominantly Rohingya villages and hamlets have been completely leveled by authorities in recent weeks. (AP/DigitalGlobe via Associated Press)

Scenes of the violent military crackdown in Burma’s Rakhine state, a restive area that for decades has been the site of ethnic strife, have become familiar since the violence erupted in August: plumes of smoke rising in the distance, thousands of Rohingya Muslims escaping to Bangladesh on foot, entire villages standing empty.


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