“This is the tragedy of being stateless.”

— Chris Lewa, director of the Arakan Project, a non-governmental organization that advocates for the Rohingya, a minority Muslim ethnicity that has struggled under years of discrimination. Clashes between Rohingya and ethnic Arakanese in Burma’s western Arakan state has prompted thousands of Rohingya to attempt to flee across the border to Bangladesh, only for many to be turned back. (AP)

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