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Myanmar

Rohingya Migrate Through Shrimp Farms

 

   

 

In the last month, facing anti-Muslim violence from Buddhists, 420,000 Rohingya people from Myanmar crossed the Naf River into Bangladesh.  Some of them were shrimp farmers from Rakhine State, which probably produces most of Myanmar’s shrimp.  Once there, they camped on the banks of Bangladeshi shrimp ponds because they had no place else to go.

 

   

 

Sources: 1. The Globe and Mail.  Myanmar’s Front Lines of Horror.  Nathan VanderKlippe (nvanderklippe@globeandmail.com) with reporting by Amirul Rajiv.  September 24, 2017.  2. Bob Rosenberry, Shrimp News International.  September 24, 2017.

 

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