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Displaced Rohingya Could Face Another Year of Camp Life: British Minister

21 June 2013

A British minister visiting Burma on Thursday said displaced Rohingya Muslims in Arakan State were likely to remain in temporary camps for another year, The Independent reported. “My reading of the depth of the problem is that this is not a situation that will suddenly be better if a politician says one thing or another,” Alan Duncan of Britain’s international relations department was quoted as saying. “There is such enmity and fear [between Arakanese Buddhists and Rohingya].” About 140,000 people are living in the camps after they were driven from their homes in two bouts of communal violence last year.

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