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Rohingyas crowd IDP camps in Myanmar after sectarian violence

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A Rohingya girl carries water to her tent at an IDP (internally displaced peoples) camp on the outskirts of Sittwe, Myanmar, Nov. 24, 2012.

Paula Bronstein, Getty Images — In Myanmar an estimated 111,000 people were displaced by sectarian violence in June and October. The violence affected mostly the ethnic Rohingya people who now live in crowded IDP camps racially segregated from the Rakhine Buddhists in order to maintain stability. Around 89 lives were lost during a week of violence in October, the worst in decades. As of 2012, 800,000 Rohingya live in Myanmar. The Rohingya are one of the most persecuted minorities in the world, according to the United Nations.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Images made available to NBC News on Nov. 27

Kyaw Tin examines a woman named Mumtaz at a government-run medical clinic on the outskirts of Sittwe, Myanmar, Nov. 25. Mumtaz was later taken to a local hospital.

A pregnant woman suffers from labor pains as foreign medical teams try to assist Rohingya in need at a makeshift medical clinic on the outskirts of Sittwe, Myanmar, Nov. 25.

A worker builds new housing aimed at offering the Rohingya an alternative to tented IDP (internally displaced peoples) camps on the outskirts of Sittwe, Myanmar, Nov. 25.

Aaisha sits with her 11-month-old baby Bibi at an IDP (internally displaced persons) camp on the outskirts of Sittwe, Myanmar, Nov. 23.

Rohingya pray inside a makeshift mosque during Friday prayer at an IDP (internally displaced peoples) camp on the outskirts of Sittwe, Myanmar, Nov. 23.

Gulzar looks out from her tent at a crowded IDP (internally displaced peoples) camp on the outskirts of Sittwe, Myanmar, Nov. 25.

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