The Rohingya crisis has been making headlines all over the world for a couple of weeks. Here're six videos you need to watch to understand the extent of the crisis:
More than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state have fled to Bangladesh since August 25, when Myanmar security forces began a scorched-earth campaign against Rohingya villages.
Myanmar’s government has said it was responding to attacks on police outposts by Rohingya insurgents, but the United Nations and others have said the response was disproportionate. International human rights organizations think that killings, arson, and rape carried out by Myanmar troops and ethnic Rakhine Buddhist mobs since then amount to a campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya.
Muslim-majority country Bangladesh hosts nearly a million Rohingya refugees now. Every day thousands of new refugees are coming to the country to escape violence. Myanmar refuses to recognize the Rohingya as a distinct minority, rendering the group stateless. The army has spread the view that they are foreign interlopers from Bangladesh, despite having lived in Myanmar for generations. Bangladesh denied the claim made by the troops as well.
Following are some of the widely shared videos on Twitter that explain the crisis:
Conditions inside Rohingya Muslim refugee camps have been described as “hell on earth.” pic.twitter.com/zY0BgUwtZa
— CJ Werleman (@cjwerleman) October 25, 2017
You have probably been hearing a lot about #Rohingya refugees in the news.
Here is the crisis explained in 90 seconds: pic.twitter.com/AMX4GCZlpv
— IOM (@UNmigration) October 21, 2017
— UN Refugee Agency (@Refugees) October 23, 2017
The number of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh will soon exceed 1 million, says the UN. pic.twitter.com/5Y7V1QMsdY
— AJ+ (@ajplus) October 23, 2017
— Mustafa (@MustafAbuZir_E) October 24, 2017
2 #Rohingya houses in #MaungNu Hamlet #ChinThaMa VT #Buthidaung set fire by 3 #Rakhine Buddhist extremists today (Oct 25th) at 3:30PM. One belongs to Maulana Mujib who was slaughtered by #Myanmar Army on August 28th. pic.twitter.com/68nG4P1vKl
— Ro Nay San Lwin (@nslwin) October 25, 2017
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