Multimedia: Rohingya Refugees Refused Access on World Refugee Day

On Sunday June 10, 2012, Myanmar declared a state of emergency in the western state of Rakhine after clashes between Buddhists and Rohingya left 50 people dead. The Rohingya are a Muslim people who live in the Arakan region of Myanmar.

Ten days later, more than 90,000 Rohingya refugees have fled Myanmar to the Bangladeshi border, only to be denied access. The irony? June 20 is World Refugee Day.

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Tahiat Mahboob is Asia Society's Senior Multimedia Producer. She grew up in Bangladesh, worked at New York Fashion Week and taught at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.