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23 Sep 2014
Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar A/69/398

This 23 September 2014 report by the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, documents that many of those displaced by 2012 violence "have remained in the camps for two years and lack adequate access to basic services and to livelihoods," and that while the situation in the camps is "deplorable," "the conditions in the Rohingya camp were undeniably worse." The report further notes that "the Rohingya community continues to face systematic discrimination, which includes restrictions on the freedom of movement, on access to land, food, water, education and health care, and on marriages and birth registration. The human rights violations faced by the Rohingya [...] include summary executions, enforced disappearances, torture, forced labour and forced displacements, as well as rape and other forms of sexual violence."