Myanmar – Rohingya Genocide

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Myanmar has shot back into the news recently following a military coup which has shocked the world. The military leader, Min Aung Hlaing, has returned to power, the same man responsible for the continued attacks on the Rohingya minority. The more than one million Rohingya are described by U.N. as the ‘world’s most persecuted minority’. The Rohingya are an ethnic group, the majority of whom are Muslim, who have lived for centuries in the majority Buddhist Myanmar. Currently, there are about 1.1 million Rohingya in the Southeast Asian country. They are not considered one of the country’s 135 official ethnic groups and have been unfairly denied citizenship in Myanmar since 1982, which has effectively rendered them stateless.

Due to ongoing violence and persecution, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have fled to neighbouring countries either by land or boat over the course of many decades. They have been at the end of barbaric abuse led by the military during this time and are still going through a state-sanctioned genocide.

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Restless Beings

Restless Beings formed in 2008. We are an international human rights organisation and registered UK charity dedicated to supporting the world’s most...

Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK – BROUK

The Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK (BROUK) is based in London, United Kingdom, and was established in 2005 by diaspora Rohingya. The organisation works...

Burma Campaign UK

Burma Campaign UK works for human rights, democracy and development in Burma. Founded in 1991, Burma Campaign UK is one of the leading Burma campaign...

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