A Rohingya girl sits near newly built shelters at Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh's Ukhiya district on September 9, 2017. / AFP / MUNIR UZ ZAMAN
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Camps will be set up to provide aid for displaced Muslims inside Rakhine state, state-backed media said Saturday, the first time in a 16-day crisis Myanmar's government has offered any relief for Rohingya scattered by violence, many to Bangladesh.The Rohingya, a stateless group refused citizenship by Myanmar, have been left to fend for themselves in what rights groups allege is a part of systematic campaign to force them out of the country.Branded 'Bengalis' -- shorthand for illegal immigrants from Bangladesh -- the Rohingya have long been subjected to discrimination in mostly Buddhist Myanmar.That represents around a third of the estimated total of Rohingya in Myanmar.
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