The plight of the Rohingya

The Rohingya have been called “trafficked victims”, “refugees”, “forced migrants” and “illegal migrants”. The Irrawaddy provides a comprehensive background to the situation of the Rohingya. This issue has involved Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Bangladesh and even the United States.


  • Pai

    I know the Rohingyas are in the very bad situation. But I don’t like the way they do: illegally cross the borderline. Although there might be some mafia who get money from them and doing this business, but they do not belong here. UNHCR’s trying to force Thailand to accept these people but it’s just a stupid move. Why don’t they do something with Burmese government instead. They shoud have known better how much burdens Thailand bear to support all the refugees from every neighbours she has. Shame on you UNHCR. If you do care about them you should try to do something to convince Burmese government to accept its people, not finding a new home for them and let them cause all the problems to the host as it is happening.

  • It is disturbing that these people are viewed as a plague, or as a stress to a country. First, they are not a group of 100,000, so they will not cause a significant stress on the economy. As a global community, we should support each and every one of us, and not segregate simple human rights based on boarders.

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