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UN: 26,500 displaced in Myanmar

  • AFP, Sittwe, Myanmar
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  • Updated: Oct 29, 2012 12:56 IST

Homeless people fled to packed camps or clustered close to their charred houses in western Myanmar on Sunday, after deadly unrest that the UN said displaced 26,500 from mainly Muslim communities.

Festering animosity between Buddhists and minority Rohingya Muslims, that has simmered for decades, erupted in the state in June after the apparent rape and murder of an ethnic Rakhine woman sparked a series of vicious revenge attacks.

 

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