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Two years on, a look at the Rohingya crisis

Updated : 2019-08-23 08:45:04

This month marks the second anniversary of the fleeing of more than 730,000 Rohingya from Myanmar's northwest Rakhine State to Bangladesh after a military-led crackdown in response to an attack by Muslim militants on Myanmar police posts.

An exhausted Rohingya refugee woman touches the shore after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border by boat through the Bay of Bengal, in Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh September 11, 2017. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/File Photo
An exhausted Rohingya refugee woman touches the shore after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border by boat through the Bay of Bengal, in Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh September 11, 2017. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/File Photo
Rohingya refugees continue their way after crossing from Myanmar into Palang Khali, near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh November 2, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo
Rohingya refugees continue their way after crossing from Myanmar into Palang Khali, near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh November 2, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo
Rohingya refugees play football at Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, March 27, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne/File Photo
Rohingya refugees play football at Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, March 27, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne/File Photo
An exhausted Rohingya refugee fleeing violence in Myanmar cries for help from others crossing into Palang Khali, near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh November 2, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo
An exhausted Rohingya refugee fleeing violence in Myanmar cries for help from others crossing into Palang Khali, near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh November 2, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo
Rohingya refugees sail on an improvised raft across the Naf River to reach Bangladesh, in Teknaf, Bangladesh, November 29, 2017. REUTERS/Susana Vera/File Photo
Rohingya refugees sail on an improvised raft across the Naf River to reach Bangladesh, in Teknaf, Bangladesh, November 29, 2017. REUTERS/Susana Vera/File Photo
Mamataz Begum 18, a Rohingya refugee stands at the entrance of her temporary shelter at the Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh December 14, 2017. REUTERS/Marko Djurica/File Photo
Mamataz Begum 18, a Rohingya refugee stands at the entrance of her temporary shelter at the Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh December 14, 2017. REUTERS/Marko Djurica/File Photo
Rohingya refugees, who crossed the border from Myanmar two days before, walk after they received permission from the Bangladeshi army to continue on to the refugee camps, in Palang Khali, near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh October 19, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva/File Photo
Rohingya refugees, who crossed the border from Myanmar two days before, walk after they received permission from the Bangladeshi army to continue on to the refugee camps, in Palang Khali, near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh October 19, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva/File Photo
Bangladesh coast guards keep watch in the Thengar Char island in the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh, February 2, 2017. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain/File Photo
Bangladesh coast guards keep watch in the Thengar Char island in the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh, February 2, 2017. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain/File Photo
Rohingya refugees stretch their hands to receive aid distributed by local organisations at Balukhali makeshift refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, September 14, 2017. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/File Photo
Rohingya refugees stretch their hands to receive aid distributed by local organisations at Balukhali makeshift refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, September 14, 2017. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/File Photo
A woman carries her ill child in a refugee camp at Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, September 26, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton/File Photo
A woman carries her ill child in a refugee camp at Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, September 26, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton/File Photo
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