More than one hundred thousand Rohingyas have fled Myanmar after a military crackdown. DW's Debarati Guha asks how long they will have to struggle for their identity?
They fled burning villages, systematic rape and arbitrary killings. Now Bangladesh has signed a deal with Myanmar to return some of its hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees.
Pope Francis is heading to Myanmar and Bangladesh as the two nations grapple with the Rohingya crisis. While some stress the pontiff should refrain from using the contentious term "Rohingya," others disagree vehemently.
Germany's foreign minister has said he believes Myanmar will make a deal to repatriate 600,000 Rohingya refugees who fled Rakhine state. Many in Myanmar see Rohingya as illegal immigrants responsible for terrorism.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has accused the military of Myanmar of subjecting the country's Rohingya population to "ethnic cleansing." The UN has referred to the events in Myanmar in such terms for two months.
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