Saturday, August 18, 2018

Insidious New Attack on the Rohingya

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From: Open Society Foundations <contact@opensocietyfoundations.org>
Date: Sat, Aug 18, 2018, 9:06 AM
Subject: An Insidious New Attack on the Rohingya
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Over the past year, more than 700,000 members of a minority Muslim group known as the Rohingya have escaped a targeted campaign of violence by leaving their ancestral homes in Myanmar and crossing the border into Bangladesh. Most of these people are women and children, who now find themselves in the largest refugee settlement on Earth, facing the dangers of monsoon season and fighting to survive. The government of Bangladesh, meanwhile, appears to be unwilling to register any of the Rohingya babies born in the camps. By depriving these children of their birth registration, Bangladesh's government is helping to marginalize them before they can even speak. This refusal isn't just wrong; it's a violation of human rights law, and it must stop.

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