One year on, a million Rohingya refugees still fear for their lives | Rushanara Ali

The people packed into the largest refugee camps in the world urgently need our help to rebuild their lives in safety This month marks the first anniversary of the mass flight of Rohingya refugees into Bangladesh following attacks carried out by the Myanmar military in which thousands were killed. It also marks the peak of the monsoon season in Cox’s Bazar, where almost a million Rohingya people are now living in the largest refugee camps in the world. The 2017 attacks by the Myanmar military were described by the UN high commissioner for human rights as “ textbook ethnic cleansing ”. He also said of the military campaign: “ You cannot rule out the possibility that acts of genocide have been committed .” Continue reading...

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