Chicagoans organize Rohingya Genocide Remembrance Day

THE WEEK THAT WAS IN ASIA PHOTO GALLERY
In this Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, file photo, an elderly Rohingya refugee walks toward a makeshift mosque to offer Eid al-Adha prayers at Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh. Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees are celebrating Eid al-Adha in sprawling Bangladeshi camps where they have been living amid uncertainty over their future after they fled Myanmar to escape violence and a massive crackdown. Altaf Qadri / AP Photo
THE WEEK THAT WAS IN ASIA PHOTO GALLERY
In this Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, file photo, an elderly Rohingya refugee walks toward a makeshift mosque to offer Eid al-Adha prayers at Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh. Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees are celebrating Eid al-Adha in sprawling Bangladeshi camps where they have been living amid uncertainty over their future after they fled Myanmar to escape violence and a massive crackdown. Altaf Qadri / AP Photo

Chicagoans organize Rohingya Genocide Remembrance Day

It’s been one year since Burmese security forces displaced almost all members of the Rohingya ethnic group from Myanmar. On August 25th, people will have “Save Rohingya Day” rallies in four cities across the U.S. and Canada. The organizer is Burma Task Force USA, the only full-time advocacy team dedicated to stopping the Rohingya genocide. The group hopes to draw attention to plight of the nearly 900,000 Rohingya refugees now living perilous lives in Bangladesh camps. Imam Abdul Malik Mujahid, founder of Burma Task Force USA, explains the steps needed to get Rohingya out of harm’s way, and into a safe future.