Thursday, April 23, 2015

Life inside an IDP camp in Myanmar

How is the life inside IDP (internally displaced person) camps in Akyab (now called Sittwe), the capital city of Arakan (Rakhine) state of Myanmar? Some 140,000 Rohingya now live in segregated camps, which have rightly been described as concentration camp like. Most Rohingya IDPs of Myanmar lost everything that they possessed - homes, business centers, shops, mosques and schools, which were burned down or destroyed in a series of genocidal campaigns by the Rakhine Buddhists plus government security forces, aided by local and central government politicians. The racist Rakhines don't want them to live inside Myanmar, let alone living side by side. 

Here is a video that shows life inside such an IDP camp.

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