The dire conditions of Rohingya muslims left behind in Myanmar

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Rohingya Muslims Who Remain in Myanmar Struggle to Survive

Source: Wall Street Journal

NGA KHU YA, Myanmar—Most of Abdul Solay’s family joined last year’s vast exodus of Rohingya from Myanmar, as government troops torched homes and opened fire on villages in a spasm of ethnically motivated violence. Mr. Solay decided to stay behind—and now he is struggling to survive.

Jobless and landless, the 22-year-old ekes out a living catching fish in a nearby stream. His family’s five cows—once a source of wealth—were confiscated. If he ventures into town, he says, he is taunted by members of Myanmar’s Buddhist majority,

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