The Rohingya : Exodus to Bangladesh 2017: 775036539_rohingyapb001.jpg

TANKHALI, BANGLADESH- SEPTEMBER 15 Desperate Rohingya grab for aid handouts of clothing and food on September 15 in Tankhali, Bangladesh.  The refugee emergency unfolded in late August after an attack on state security forces by Rohingya insurgents, triggering a brutal military crackdown that has forced more than half of the country’s 1.1 million population fleeing to neighboring Bangladesh creating the fastest cross-border exodus ever witnessed with over 630,000 new arrivals. Thousands of children who are travelling alone are at serious risk of trafficking and exploitation. Many traumatized refugees arrived telling stories of horror alleging rape, killings and the burning of hundreds of villages, which have been well documented by the media, along with the U.N and various human rights groups. The government of Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, still hasn’t addressed any of these atrocities while top UN human rights officials state that the discrimination and persecution against the Rohingya community is a textbook example of ethnic cleansing, which many say are clear crimes against humanity.
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TANKHALI, BANGLADESH- SEPTEMBER 15 Desperate Rohingya grab for aid handouts of clothing and food on September 15 in Tankhali, Bangladesh.

The refugee emergency unfolded in late August after an attack on state security forces by Rohingya insurgents, triggering a brutal military crackdown that has forced more than half of the country’s 1.1 million population fleeing to neighboring Bangladesh creating the fastest cross-border exodus ever witnessed with over 630,000 new arrivals. Thousands of children who are travelling alone are at serious risk of trafficking and exploitation. Many traumatized refugees arrived telling stories of horror alleging rape, killings and the burning of hundreds of villages, which have been well documented by the media, along with the U.N and various human rights groups. The government of Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, still hasn’t addressed any of these atrocities while top UN human rights officials state that the discrimination and persecution against the Rohingya community is a textbook example of ethnic cleansing, which many say are clear crimes against humanity.