Conditions worsen for Rohingya despite ICJ order

A month after the International Court of Justice’s (ICJ) historic ruling ordering Myanmar to protect its Rohingya people from genocidal violence, conditions in Rakhine state, where most of this minority live, have only become grimmer.

While air strikes and landmines used in the war between the Myanmar military and ethnic Rakhine Arakan Army impose a heavy civilian toll, a government-imposed blackout on mobile Internet coverage hampers aid and prevents locals from accessing information needed to protect themselves, say organisations monitoring the situation.

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