Rohingya (Muslim) Refugees Fleeing Violence in Myanmar at a Staggering Rate

HUMAN WRONGS WATCH

Human Wrongs Watch

5 January 2018 (UNHCR)*They walk for days through jungles and mountains, or brave dangerous sea voyages across the Bay of Bengal. They arrive exhausted, hungry and sick – in need of international protection and humanitarian assistance.

59c23ebe3Over 630,000 refugees have fled to Bangladesh since 25 August 2017. Photo: UNHCR

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The Rohingya are a stateless Muslim minority in Myanmar. The latest exodus began on 25 August 2017, when violence broke out in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.

The vast majority of Rohingya refugees reaching Bangladesh are women and children, including newborn babies.

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