Rohingya: A Preventable Genocide Allowed to Happen
October 1, 2017
The world is standing by and failing to act as the ethnic Rohingya Muslims in Burma are subjected to a systematic campaign to drive them out of the country, including a military offensive and deliberate starvation of communities. The United Nations has described it as a textbook example of ethnic cleansing. More than half a million people have fled so far, on top of hundreds of thousands who have fled escalating human rights violations in recent years. The current crisis was predicted and preventable but it is still not too late for the international community to act with targeted sanctions and other measures.