A Rohingya Muslim from Myanmar, who tried to cross the Naf river into Bangladesh to escape sectarian violence, looks on while kept under watch by Bangladeshi security officials after disembarking from an intercepted boat in Teknaf on June 18. Reuters reports, the violence, which displaced 30,000 people and killed 50 in Myanmar, also known as Burma, flared last month with a rampage of rock-hurling, arson and machete attacks, after the gang rape and murder of a Buddhist woman that was blamed on Muslims. Bangladesh is coming under increasing international pressure to open its border to Rohingya, but has so far refused to do so.
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Our Conflict Risk Alert on the sectarian conflict in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.