Rohingya crisis: a year since it shocked the world, what’s changed?

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Abstract

In 2017, an unprecedented number of Rohingya Muslim refugees began fleeing Myanmar’s Rakhine state for neighbouring Bangladesh, after Myanmar’s military launched a crackdown in response to attacks on border posts by Rohingya rebels. This crisis is, as rightly pointed out by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, “a humanitarian and human rights nightmare”; the United Nations described the military offensive in Rakhine that provoked the exodus as a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing”.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 13 Aug 2018

Keywords

  • Minority Groups
  • national identity
  • Military involvement
  • human rights
  • international relations

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