Burma and Georgia

Pascale Harter presents stories from correspondents in Burma and Georgia.
In Burma, thousands of Muslim Rohingyas have been fleeing their neighbourhoods in the west of the country, their homes burnt to the ground. They’re under attack from their Buddhist neighbours, and many Burmese deny the Rohingyas even have the right to be in the country. Jonathan Head has visited the country and found deep suspicion on both sides.

Martin Plaut has been visiting churches and museums in Georgia, the former Soviet republic that has long been trying to defend its borders in a very rough neighbourhood. Four years after the war between Georgia and Russia, there are new buildings going up in Tblisi and a prosperous feeling in the air. But the nation is still on its guard - as it has been for centuries.

(Image: Muslim Rohingyas walking towards a barbed wire fence, Credit: AFP/Getty)

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