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Latest update : 2017-11-03

Exclusive report: Burma in denial over Rohingya crisis

Burma’s northern Rakhine state is on lockdown. In recent weeks, violence has forced hundreds of thousands of minority Muslim Rohingyas to flee to Bangladesh. FRANCE 24’s regional correspondent Clovis Casali was one of the few journalists able to enter Rakhine state, where he met terrified members of the Rohingya community. He brings us rare footage from on the ground.

On August 25, Rohingya fighters from the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) attacked police stations, provoking an immediate and deadly response from the Burmese army. Burma claims that its operations were simply aimed at tracking down "terrorists", but NGOs and the UN consider it to be pursuing an "ethnic cleansing" campaign. Some have even accused Burma of genocide.

>> Read our article: "Burma's Suu Kyi makes first visit to region hit by Rohingya violence"

>> Watch our report on the Rohingya crisis: "Monks with an ultranationalist agenda"

After weeks of negotiations with the authorities, our regional correspondent, Clovis Casali, was authorised to follow the army on a rare visit to an area devastated by the fighting.

In Rohingya villages, many are starving because access to Rakhine state has been cut off. On the beaches, hundreds are desperately trying to leave the country by crossing the Naf River. In this exclusive report, FRANCE 24 takes you to meet the Muslim ethnic group considered one of the most persecuted minorities in the world.

>> Watch our interview with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, urging Burma to stop the "ethnic cleansing" of the Rohingya Muslim minority

By Clovis CASALI , Charles DUPOIZAT

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