- Published on Friday, 21 November 2014 16:32
In 2012, latent tensions between the Buddhist and Muslim populations of the state of Burma sparked two waves of inter-communal violence. Some 140,000 people were forced to flee their homes and found themselves displaced within the borders of their own country. The Rohingya community, already vulnerable, was particularly badly affected.
Over a year later, the majority of those displaced still live in makeshift camps, often without access to clean drinking water and basic sanitation facilities.
Through this photo story, SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL and the photojournalist Constance Decorde seek to give voice to the men, women and children who have found themselves trapped in these camps. We wanted to let them tell their own stories; to explain in their own words the daily reality of life in the camps.
In January 2014 this photographic exhibition "Rakhine: stalemate in Burma" was shown at the City Hall in the fourth arrondissement of Paris.
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