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Sanura Begum stands with her son, Abdur Sobor, outside her plastic and bamboo shelter in the Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh. One of the things she misses most about Myanmar is her family's wooden house. Allison Joyce for NPR hide caption

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A Young Rohingya Mom: Pregnant, Stateless, Living In Limbo

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A woman carries water up a steep hill in the Balukhali Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh. Aid workers say these slopes may collapse in the coming monsoon rains. Allison Joyce for NPR hide caption

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Monsoon Rains Could Devastate Rohingya Camps

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Rohingya Muslim children, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, wait squashed against each other to receive food handouts distributed to children and women by a Turkish aid agency at Thaingkhali refugee camp, Bangladesh, in October. Dar Yasin/AP hide caption

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A Rohingya refugee stands in a displaced-persons camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, earlier this month. She is just one of more than 650,000 Rohingya who have fled over the border from Myanmar, where a government crackdown has spawned stories of brutal murder, rape and villages destroyed. Allison Joyce/Getty Images hide caption

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Reuters journalist Wa Lone is escorted by police as he leaves court Wednesday outside Yangon, Myanmar. He and U Kyaw Soe Oo, who had been investigating a possible mass grave in Rakhine state, stand accused of violating the Official Secrets Act and face up to 14 years in prison. Thein Zaw/AP hide caption

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Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi gives a speech this month in Beijing. The U.N. human rights chief says she could be held responsible for her country's brutal treatment of the Rohingya. Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Recently arrived Rohingya refugees queue for relief aid as a man beats back the crowd with bamboo in November in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Allison Joyce/Getty Images hide caption

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Rohingya activist Abdul Rasheed says his people can only be repatriated back to their homes in Myanmar if the government can guarantee their safety, security and dignity. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Pope Francis meets with a Rohingya refugee at the archbishop's residence in Dhaka. Pope Francis arrived in Bangladesh from Myanmar, the second stage of a visit that has been dominated by the plight of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees. Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Pope Francis shakes hands with Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi as they meet at Naypyitaw's presidential palace in Myanmar on Tuesday. Andrew Medichini/AP hide caption

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Tents are seen in the Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh where Rohingya Muslims live, after crossing over from Myanmar into Bangladesh. More than 620,000 Rohingya have fled Rakhine for neighbouring Bangladesh since late August 2017. Wong Maye-E/AP hide caption

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A Rohingya refugee boy looks on at Balukhali refugee camp in the Bangladeshi district of Ukhia on Wednesday. An estimated 618,000 Muslim Rohingya have fled mainly Buddhist Myanmar since a military crackdown was launched in Rakhine in August. Refugees describe a campaign of rape, murder and arson. Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh wait to receive food distributed by a Turkish aid agency at a refugee camp on Saturday. Tauseef Mustafa/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.N. Rights Chief: Myanmar's Treatment Of Rohingya Includes 'Almost ISIS-Type Crimes'

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Bangladesh is struggling to accommodate 500,000-plus Rohingya who have poured across the border in less than two months. It isn't recognizing them as refugees and would prefer to see them repatriated. Michael Sullivan for NPR hide caption

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For Half A Million Rohingya Fleeing Myanmar, Bangladesh Is A Reluctant Host

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Morzina, a 40-year-old Rohingya refugee from Tangbazar, Myanmar, winces in pain at the Sadar Hospital in the Bangladeshi town of Cox's Bazar. Soldiers from Myanmar's army smashed her in the ribs with a rifle butt as they raided her home in early September. Tommy Trenchard/Panos Pictures hide caption

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