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🇲🇲 Are the Rohingya on the brink of another crisis? | The Stream
   Al Jazeera English
  Published: 4 days ago

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A top United Nations official is sounding the alarm about another potential crisis facing Myanmar's Rohingya refugees, the March monsoon season.

To date roughly 670,000 Rohingya have fled their homes in Myanmar, to Bangladesh, in an effort to escape the violence against them. More than 1,500 refugees have fled this month alone and thousands more are expected.

The mass exodus began back in August when the Myanmar military began attacking the Rohingya and torching their villages after a small Rohingya armed group attached an army checkpoint. The United Nations and human rights groups have said the campaign amounts to ethnic cleansing.

The UN estimates 107,000 refugees are living in areas of Bangladesh prone to flooding or landslides.

“We are now in a race against time,” says Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

“The [Bangladeshi] Government is steering a massive emergency preparedness effort, but international support must be stepped up to avert a catastrophe,” he said in a statement to the U.N. Security Council.

Meanwhile, an explosive expose by Reuters about a massacre in a Rohingya village has landed two Reuters journalists in jail. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were investigating the killing of 10 Rohingya muslims in Northern Rakhine state who were reportedly were shot and hacked to death by a group that included their Buddhist neighbors and Myanmar soldiers. The Journalists are charged with receiving government secrets and face up to 14 years in prison. They appeared in court Wednesday, just a day after receiving a major press award for their investigation.

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23 hours ago
what is the united nation doing to the most prosecuted nation in the world ,where is the justice in the world.There are there for centuries the world just turn blind eyes on this issues because they are muslims and they are black.The best is to armed the rohingya with guns and ammunition so they will fight back.


3 days ago
Rohingya islamic uprising in region is reason for Myanmar soldiers expelled them and rightly so. I hate how criminals play victims


3 days ago
DIE,DIE,DIE,die,die,die, fertilise the earth


3 days ago
Biased media apparently doesn't care when the Rohingya Muslims are killing and terrorizing their HIndu/Buddhist neighbors. But a Buddhist gov't kills some Muslim terrorists and the media world erupts! Tell the whole story AJ! So dishonest...


3 days ago
How did these folk end up in Burma? Were they brought there by the British for a cheap source of easily controlled labor?


3 days ago
Risk to get killed by myanmar's army or suffered by monsoon in Bangladesh?


3 days ago
Self defense × 10,000,000


4 days ago
Totally biased panel. Not a single person from Pro-Myanmar/Myanmar Government. Good one AJ, you have done it again.


4 days ago
first these muslim refugees will ask for help and shelter then they will demand nationality. Subsequently they will demand that shariat law should be imposed and if not then they will spread terrorism. Their religion teaches them only hate for others


4 days ago
1st 50!!


4 days ago
These people belong to Bangladesh NOT INDIA or MYANMAR. First they must learn to assimilate with host population but if you insist on self segragation, you deserve what you get. Muslims have struggled in each and every country they have gone to, perhaps they could go to fellow Islamic countries ?? They must learn birth control but that is contrary to their religion which encourages them to procreate and populate the world with more muslims until the world has been swamped by this warped religion. Sorry this religion is not in sync with other religions so Rohingyas get over your selves !


4 days ago
My ALLAH TA'ALA, please forgive them their sins, grant them Your Mercy and Help, protect and keep them safe from the kuffaar's oppression, bestow Your Ni'amat to them, and raise their status to be Your beloved, only You can help them for only You are their Maula, Wali and Wakeel, Ameen.


4 days ago
I wonder when will Al-Jazeera report on slave trade going on in Qatar.


4 days ago
it's absolutely acceptable that what nonsense Army of Myanmar just doing wrongly with innocent Rohingya like genocide so i would like to request to international community and media to take strongly action to Myanmar government.


4 days ago
Where are Islamic Leaders like Iran,Turkey,Saudi ?


4 days ago
Stop having 7 to 8 children if you are poor. The rich Muslim countries do not help them.a Aljajera owned by quatar could do something instead of talking so sadly in an air conditioned room. You people drive Ferrari and lamborgini keep poor people as slaves. People will appreciate if your country go there and do something for the people. This middle east country are rich like shit .
don't expect the Unhcr to do everything the US just pulled out millions of dollars. .Un don't have money to spend.


4 days ago
if we want to address world problems permanently then we have to use philosophical approach


4 days ago
world problems can not be solved politically


4 days ago
why don't we solve world problem philosophically



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