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Rohingya refugees use a mock elephant during a training session on how to respond to elephant incursions at the Kutupalong refugee camp. The massive refugee camp sits in what used to be a migratory path for elephants moving between Myanmar and Bangladesh. Munir Uz Zaman/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Elephants Pose A Threat To Rohingya Refugees

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Firewood is stacked for sale in a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh. Local residents complain that the Rohingya have cut down all the trees surrounding the camps and burned them in cooking fires. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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Bangladesh Struggles To Cope With Pressures Of Hosting 1 Million Rohingya Refugees

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Sodul Amin, 30, is one of tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees who've gotten chickenpox since December. The highly contagious disease spreads easily in the overcrowded refugee camps. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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Chickenpox, The Latest Burden On The Rohingya Refugees

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Children play at a Rohingya refugee camp outside Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh. Mahmud Hossain Opu for NPR hide caption

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Rohingya Settle In For The Long Haul, Even As Bangladesh Wants Refugees To Go Home

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Rohingya Hindu refugees stand outside their makeshift shelters at the Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, in January. Bangladesh and Myanmar plan to begin the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled from violence in Myanmar. Manish Swarup/AP hide caption

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Facebook released a report this week about how the social media company's platform has been used to incite violence against the Rohingya Muslims. Ziaul Haque /Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Facebook's Link To The Rohingya Muslims

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the U.N. says the Rohingya are "the most persecuted minority in the world." Above, refugees cross a river to a temporary camp after crossing from Myanmar to Bangladesh. Ahmed Salahuddin/Getty Images hide caption

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Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi delivers speech at the opening ceremony of the World Economic Forum (WEF) on ASEAN 2018 at the National Convention Center in Hanoi, Vietnam. China News Service/VCG via Getty Images hide caption

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In the Balukhali refugee camp, boys between the ages of seven and 11 play with forfori, homemade toy airplanes. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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In Bangladeshi Camps, Rohingya Refugees Try To Move Forward With Their Lives

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Myanmar border guard police patrol the fence in the "no man's land" zone between Myanmar and Bangladesh, as seen from Maungdaw, Rakhine state, during a government-organized visit for journalists on Aug. 24. A new U.N. report finds that Myanmar's military and other groups, including the border police, committed atrocities. The report urges the prosecution of military leaders for genocide. Phyo Hein Kyaw/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Balukhali Rohingya refugee camp Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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Forced To Flee Myanmar, Rohingya Refugees Face Monsoon Landslides In Bangladesh

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Dildar Begum, 30, in her shelter in the Hakimpara Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh. She says 29 members of her extended family were killed a year ago in what the U.S. has said was a campaign of ethnic cleansing by the Myanmar military. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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'I Would Rather Die Than Go Back': Rohingya Refugees Settle Into Life In Bangladesh

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A member of the Myanmar security forces stands guard near a military transport helicopter in Rakhine state last September, about a month into the bloody crackdown on the country's Rohingya Muslim population. STR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Wa Lone, 32, speaks to reporters as police escort him from the courthouse following his pretrial hearing Monday in Yongon. He is one of two Reuters reporters charged with breaking the country's secrecy law, which carries the possibility of 14 years in prison. Myo Kyaw Soe/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Aung San Suu Kyi celebrated her 73rd birthday with members of her National League for Democracy party at the parliament building in Naypyitaw, Myanmar on Tuesday. Aung Shine Oo/AP hide caption

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Rohingya Crisis Is Making Some In Myanmar Rethink Their Views Of Aung San Suu Kyi

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A Rohingya woman walks past a flooded farm near the Kutupalong Refugee Camp in Bangladesh, where the monsoon season started in June and has caused casualties and landslides. Jana Cavojska / SOPA/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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'Deeply Disturbing' Conditions For Rohingya In Myanmar, And Those Yet To Return

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Hindu women cry at the site of a mass grave that Myanmar troops said they found last September in Maungdaw township. Amnesty International says local village leaders identified dozens of corpses unearthed from the graves the week before. STR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.N. Special Rapporteur to Myanmar Yanghee Lee speaks at a press conference after reporting to the Human Rights Council in Geneva on Monday. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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