Killings, torture, rape, evictions, destruction of religious places, burning entire villages… The atrocities committed against the Rohingya in Myanmar since the Aug. 25 constitute an ethnic cleansing, if not worse.
It’s been seven months since the beginning of operations by Myanmar’s army, and now the international attention has faded. But for the more than 680,000 refugees in Bangladesh and 120,000 internally displaced persons the situation remains alarming.
This situation requires determined actions, in emergency as well as in the long term. The fundamental issues are mainly on two levels: humanitarian and political.