Rohingya Muslims in a refugee camp
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Burma begins evacuation of west coast ahead of cyclone

In Burma, preparations are being made to move tens of thousands of people to shelter ahead of the expected arrival of Cyclone Mahasen some time on Thursday.

Many of those being asked to move are Rohingya Muslims living in camps in Rakhine state, after being displaced from their homes by ethnic violence last year.

Sara Barman reports.

  • 15 May 2013
  • From the section Asia