The Ongoing Rohingya Genocide

A Rohingya woman comforts her exhausted son as they take shelter inside a school after having just arrived from the Myanmar side of the border at Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017.
A Rohingya woman comforts her exhausted son as they take shelter inside a school after having just arrived from the Myanmar side of the border at Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. Bernat Armangue / Associated Press
A Rohingya woman comforts her exhausted son as they take shelter inside a school after having just arrived from the Myanmar side of the border at Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017.
A Rohingya woman comforts her exhausted son as they take shelter inside a school after having just arrived from the Myanmar side of the border at Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. Bernat Armangue / Associated Press

The Ongoing Rohingya Genocide

Burma’s (Myanmar) government faces continual allegations of state-sponsored persecution of its Rohingya Muslim minority. U.N. secretary-general, António Guterres, has implored Myanmar to end violence that has displaced over 120,000 Rohingya in the last two weeks. He warns of “creating a situation that can destabilize the region.” Every day this week, up to 15,000 Rohingya refugees are estimated to cross into Bangladesh. They would join tens of thousands already there living in overcrowded camps and stopgap settlements. The U.N. says it has received reports of rapes, killings, and other abuses. Since the 1990s, more than 400,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh.

Giving his opinion on why he believes the Rohingya crisis amounts to genocide is Azeem Ibrahim, senior fellow at the Centre for Global Policy. He’s author of the book The Rohingyas: Inside Myanmar’s Hidden Genocide.