Current News

Rohingyas Crowd IDP Camps In Sittwe After Sectarian Violence

SITTWE, MYANMAR – NOVEMBER 25: Rohingya patients wait for medical care at a government run medical clinic November 25, 2012 on the outskirts of Sittwe, Myanmar. An estimated 111,000 people were displaced by sectarian violence in June and October effecting mostly the ethnic Rohingya people who are now living in crowded IDP camps racially segregated from the Rakhine Buddhists in order to maintain stability. Around 89 lives were lost during a week of violence in October, the worst in decades. As of 2012, 800,000 Rohingya live in Myanmar. According to the UN, they are one of the most persecuted minorities in the world. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

SITTWE, MYANMAR – NOVEMBER 25: Mohammed Shamim ¨ tends to his sick wife Mumtaz as a doctor examines her at a government run medical clinic November 25, 2012 on the outskirts of Sittwe, Myanmar. Mumtaz was later taken to the local hospital. An estimated 111,000 people were displaced… Paula Bronstein, Getty Images
SITTWE, MYANMAR – NOVEMBER 24: Rohingya refugees stand at a crowded internally displaced persons (IDP) camp located at a school November 24, 2012 on the outskirts of Sittwe,Myanmar. An estimated 111,000 people were displaced by sectarian violence in June and October, effecting mostly the ethnic Rohingya people, who are now living in crowded IDP camps racially segregated from the Rakhine Buddhists in order to maintain stability. Around 89 lives were lost during a week of violence in October, the worst in decades. As of 2012, 800,000 Rohingya live in Myanmar. According to the UN, they are one of the most persecuted minorities in the world.
SITTWE, MYANMAR – NOVEMBER 23: Rohingya boys pray during Friday prayers at a tented internally displaced persons (IDP) camp November 23, 2012 on the outskirts of Sittwe, Myanmar. An estimated 111,000 people were displaced by sectarian violence in June and October, effecting mostly the ethnic Rohingya people, who are now living in crowded IDP camps racially segregated from the Rakhine Buddhists in order to maintain stability. Around 89 lives were lost during a week of violence in October, the worst in decades. As of 2012, 800,000 Rohingya live in Myanmar. According to the UN, they are one of the most persecuted minorities in the world. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
SITTWE, MYANMAR – NOVEMBER 23: A Rohingya woman sits by a fire at a crowded internally displaced persons (IDP) camp November 23, 2012 on the outskirts of Sittwe, Myanmar. An estimated 111,000 people were displaced by sectarian violence in June and October, effecting mostly the ethnic Rohingya people, who are now living in crowded IDP camps racially segregated from the Rakhine Buddhists in order to maintain stability. Around 89 lives were lost during a week of violence in October, the worst in decades. As of 2012, 800,000 Rohingya live in Myanmar. According to the UN, they are one of the most persecuted minorities in the world.
SITTWE, MYANMAR – NOVEMBER 23: A Rohingya man prays inside a makeshift mosque during Friday prayers at an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp November 23, 2012 on the outskirts of Sittwe, Myanmar. An estimated 111,000 people were displaced by sectarian violence in June and October, effecting mostly the ethnic Rohingya people, who are now living in crowded IDP camps racially segregated from the Rakhine Buddhists in order to maintain stability. Around 89 lives were lost during a week of violence in October, the worst in decades. As of 2012, 800,000 Rohingya live in Myanmar. According to the UN, they are one of the most persecuted minorities in the world.


SITTWE, MYANMAR – NOVEMBER 25: Kyaw Tin examines a woman at a government run medical clinic November 25, 2012 on the outskirts of Sittwe, Myanmar. Mumtaz was later taken to the local hospital. An estimated 111,000 people were displaced by sectarian violence in June and October affecting mostly the ethnic Rohingya people who are now living in crowded IDP camps racially segregated from the Rakhine Buddhists in order to maintain stability. Around 89 lives were lost during a week of violence in October, the worst in decades. As of 2012, 800,000 Rohingya live in Myanmar. According to the UN, they are one of the most persecuted minorities in the world.

SITTWE, MYANMAR – NOVEMBER 25: A worker builds new housing aimed at offering the Rohingya an alternative to the tented IDP camps November 25, 2012 on the outskirts of Sittwe, Myanmar. An estimated 111,000 people were displaced by sectarian violence in June and October affecting mostly the ethnic Rohingya people who are now living in crowded IDP camps racially segregated from the Rakhine Buddhists in order to maintain stability. Around 89 lives were lost during a week of violence in October, the worst in decades. As of 2012, 800,000 Rohingya live in Myanmar. According to the UN, they are one of the most persecuted minorities in the world. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Mumtaz lays in a bed surrounded by patients waiting for medical care at a government run medical clinic November 25, 2012 on the outskirts of Sittwe, Myanmar. An estimated 111,000 people were displaced by sectarian violence in June and October affecting mostly the ethnic Rohingya people who are now living in crowded IDP camps racially segregated from the Rakhine Buddhists in order to maintain stability. Around 89 lives were lost during a week of violence in October, the worst in decades. As of 2012, 800,000 Rohingya live in Myanmar. According to the UN, they are one of the most persecuted minorities in the world. (Getty Images)

Rohingya boys pray during Friday prayer next to hay at a tented IDP camp November 23, 2012 on the outskirts of Sittwe, Myanmar. An estimated 111,000 people were displaced by sectarian violence in June and October affecting mostly the ethnic Rohingya people who are now living in crowded IDP camps racially segregated from the Rakhine Buddhists in order to maintain stability. Around 89 lives were lost during a week of violence in October, the worst in decades. As of 2012, 800,000 Rohingya live in Myanmar. According to the UN, they are one of the most persecuted minorities in the world. (Getty Images)

Ahmed, 50, is blind in one eye from lack of medical care surrounded by Rohingya families at a tented IDP camp November 24, 2012 on the outskirts of Sittwe, Myanmar. An estimated 111,000 people were displaced by sectarian violence in June and October affecting mostly the ethnic Rohingya people who are now living in crowded IDP camps racially segregated from the Rakhine Buddhists in order to maintain stability. Around 89 lives were lost during a week of violence in October, the worst in decades. As of 2012, 800,000 Rohingya live in Myanmar. According to the UN, they are one of the most persecuted minorities in the world. (Getty Images)

By Paula Bronstein Getty