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Rohingya refugees turn to boats to escape abuse and atrocities at the hands of Myanmar's military and civilian government and Buddhist mobs, time and again, over the last decade. UNHCR
PRIOR EVENTS
2013-2017
(BEFORE CURRENT CRISIS)

Major Media Reports


KEY FACTS & NAMES:

The names Myanmar (official)
and Burma (traditional)
refer to the same country.

Rakhine State is Myanmar's coastal province where most of the violence has happened.
Rohingya Muslims were the majority there (particularly around the coastal district of Maungdaw Township), until this crisis.

Myamar's military, the notorious Tatmadaw, working with local Rakhines (a large Buddhist minority), attacked the Rohingya -- in 2012-2013, 2015, 2016-2017, and most brutally in 2017-2018 -- killing, torturing, wounding or raping tens of thousands of them -- ultimately driving most of the Rohingya out of Rakhine State into the neighboring country of Bangladesh.

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PRIOR NEWS REPORTS:
(Early 2013 - Early 2017):

NOTE: These news accounts document a history of persecutions and violence against the Rohingya, involving the Myanmar military and civilian government, and other factions in Myanmar / Burma -- and particularly major abuses of the Rohingya prior to the current crisis (which erupted in August 2017). Multiple previous episodes of violence are noted here, including a lenghthy one in late 2016 / early 2017.





NOTE: ALL OF THESE EVENTS TOOK PLACE BEFORE  THE CURRENT CRISIS ERUPTED IN LATE-AUGUST, 2017.


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