Inside Sittwe, the Point of No Return for Myanmar’s Displaced Rohingya

Sittwe beach. All photos by the author

Sittwe is the capital of Rakhine, the second poorest state in Myanmar. The city sits at the point where the Kaladan River converges with the Bay of Bengal. Fishing is a major industry and the economy is set to benefit from a deep-water port under construction that's funded by the Indian government. It was also one of the major set off points for the estimated 25,000 Rohingya—an ethnic Muslim minority—that fled the country in boats...

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