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Disenfranchisement and Desperation in Myanmar’s Rakhine State: Drivers of a Regional Crisis

By ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights  •  October 16, 2015

Rakhine statePolitical exclusion is exacerbating the already intense sense of desperation among Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, and driving a regional crisis that ASEAN leaders are ill prepared to confront. Unless serious steps are taken to address the situation of deprivation and despair in Rakhine State, many Rohingya will have no other option but to flee in search of asylum elsewhere.

The report examines in detail the factors driving Rohingya to flee, and explores steps that can be taken by the Myanmar government and other ASEAN governments to help mitigate those factors.

 

Download the full report in English here.

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This post is in: ASEAN, Children and Youth, Crimes Against Humanity, Displacement, Ethnic Nationalities, Human Rights, Human Trafficking, International Relations, Law, Military Regime, Women

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