Episode 39: Northern Rakhine State

The crisis in Rakhine State has dominated headlines about Myanmar for the past year. While Myanmar’s government has said it is ready to begin the process of repatriating the estimated 700,000 people who fled into Bangladesh, many in the international community argue that conditions on the ground are not conducive to returns taking place.

Last month Doh Athan travelled to northern Rakhine State to speak to local communities – both Muslims and Buddhists – as well as officials to better understand how they feel about potential returns taking place.

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