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Rohingya women refugees from India

The Rohingya are “the Worlds’ Most Persecuted Minority,” according to the U.N. This stateless Muslim people may constitute up to 7% of the total Burmese population of nearly 60 million. The Myanmar government continues to deny the Rohingya any legal status or rights, insisting that they are “Bengalis” illegally in the country. Bangladesh, however, does not claim them. Seven thousand Rohingyas have settled in Jammu, a north Indian district. These are the their stories.


Rohingya women© UN Women/Allison Joyce