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Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, in a national address in September, said she felt deeply for the suffering of all people caught up in conflict scorching through Rakhine state — in her first comments that also mentioned Muslims displaced by violence. Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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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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Aung San Suu Kyi (center), poses with Bill Richardson (2nd right) and other members of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State after their meeting in Myanmar on Monday. Myanmar State Counsellor Office via AP 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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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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Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi has insisted that unspecified "terrorists" and not the country's military are targeting the Muslim Rohingyas, who have been fleeing the country for weeks. Aung Shine Oo/AP hide caption

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Workers at a brick factory toil through sweltering heat to shape, dry and bake bricks. The work is seasonal and labor-intensive. The manager says if he has openings, he'll give a job to anyone willing to do the work. Michael Sullivan for NPR hide caption

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Long-Persecuted Rohingya Find Refuge, But Not Acceptance, In Bangladesh

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The Balukali refugee camp, located about an hour's drive south of the seaside tourist city of Cox's Bazar, is one of many informal camps in southern Bangladesh. An estimated 2,000 Rohingya families who fled neighboring Myanmar live in Balukali. Michael Sullivan for NPR hide caption

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Rohingya Fleeing Myanmar Describe Military Tactic Of Systematic Rape

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Residents stand at the entrance of Aung Mingalar, a Rohingya quarter of Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine State in western Myanmar. All but 4,000 of the neighborhood's 15,000 mostly Rohingya residents either fled or were forced to move to internment camps after violence between Buddhists and Muslims in 2012 killed about 200 people. Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

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Barricaded In, Myanmar's Rohingya Struggle To Survive In Ghettos And Camps

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Office of the Attorney General spokesman Wanchai Roujanavong talks to reporters during a news conference in Bangkok, Thailand, on Friday after the announcement that scores had been indicted on charges of human trafficking. Sakchai Lalit/AP hide caption

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Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks at rally in Yangon, Myanmar, last year. Suu Kyi won the Nobel Peace Prize for her struggle for democracy in her homeland, but has faced criticism lately for not speaking out about the plight of the Rohingya, a Muslim minority that has faced discrimination and violence. Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP hide caption

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A fishing boat carrying Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants is pulled to shore by Achenese fishermen off the coast of Julok, in Indonesia's Aceh province, on Wednesday. Antara Foto/Syifa/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Desperate Rohingya Granted Temporary Shelter. But What Next?

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Migrants as their boat is towed away by a Thai navy vessel, in waters near Koh Lipe island, on Saturday. Thousands of Rohingya and Bangladeshis have been turned away by Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. Reuters/Landov hide caption

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