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[Editorial] Recognising the Rohingya people

Fresh violence against the Rohingya people of Myanmar has drawn international attention to their plight. Since early October, 30 000 Rohingya have fled their homes to Bangladesh to escape an army crackdown in response to the killing of nine police officers. In a Review published online on Dec 1, Syed M Mahmood and colleagues detail the long and complex history that has led to the health and human rights crisis affecting the Rohingya people, who have been stripped of citizenship by the Myanmar Government.