Chicago Rohingya Organize To Help Their Own

Rohyingya cultural center
Nasir Bin Zakaria founded the Rohingya Cultural Center. Odette Yousef / WBEZ
Rohyingya cultural center
Nasir Bin Zakaria founded the Rohingya Cultural Center. Odette Yousef / WBEZ

Chicago Rohingya Organize To Help Their Own

A growing number of Rohingya Muslims, who fled persecution and violence in their native Burma, have made Chicago home.

The community has grown over the last several years and this Saturday they’ll open the Rohingya Culture Center.

WBEZ’s Odette Yousef and Nora Rowley, a human rights physician who did medical relief work in Burma, join us to talk about the Rohingya community here in Chicago and the ongoing problems they face in Burma.