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INSIGHT: Hope after hardship — the story of Rohingya refugees in Austin


About 620,000 Rohingya — a Muslim ethnic minority from Myanmar’s western Rakhine state — have fled violence this year in a refugee crisis that U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson identified as “ethnic cleansing” after a trip in November.

The persecution of Rohingya is a decadeslong story — and one that could be told here in North Austin by Mohamad Hussain, 40, who suffered 20 years of turmoil and displacement after fleeing Myanmar.

A five-month glance at their new lives in Rundberg Lane’s immigrant community illustrates the journey Hussain and three other men from Rakhine — including one with two children — are taking as they all rebuild their lives in the same home. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.



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