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Bangladesh Faces Refugee Anger Over Term ‘Rohingya’, Data Collection

People gather to fill water containers at a Rohingya Muslim refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, southeastern Bangladesh, on Nov. 16, 2018. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo (Photo by Kyodo News via Getty Images)

By: Radhakrishna N S

Rohingya refugees from Myanmar in camps in Bangladesh began a protest on Monday (26), demanding that Bangladesh recognise their ethnicity as Rohingya and that officials and aid agencies stop sharing their family information with Myanmar. Markets were shut at several of the refugee camps in southeast Bangladesh because of the protest. Rohingya working with non-government groups and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees also boycotted their jobs as part of the strike. “The term ‘Rohingya’ is very important because we have been persecuted because of our identity,” the protesting refugees said in a statement, adding that while the term was…

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