The top UN human rights official has called Myanmar’s operations against the Rohingya as “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing”.
Krishna N. Das
The Myanmar government is believed to be laying landmines across its border with Bangladesh, in a bid to thwart attempts to return by the Rohingya.
New Delhi says only around 14,000 of the Rohingya living in India are registered with the UN refugee agency, making the rest (close to 26,000) illegal and liable to be sent back.
Rohingya Refugees, whose have travelled to Bangladeshi camps in order to escape the violence is Rakhine have been assaulted on many occasions by a group the police call the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army
Many Rohingya say that their young people are being pushed into the methamphetamine trade because they cannot legally work or, in many cases, access aid.