The Rohingya Crisis: Past, Present, and Future
In the aftermath of a brutal Myanmar military crackdown, which drove hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees into Bangladesh, an APHR delegation traveled to Dhaka and Cox’s Bazar in January 2018 to examine the current situation and how ASEAN can work to support a resolution. Speaking to refugees, as well as other stakeholders, APHR gathered information on human rights violations that Rohingya experienced in Myanmar, as well as rights concerns affecting Rohingya in Bangladesh. The delegation also sought to gain a clearer understanding of the proposed repatriation of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar, amid concerns about the potential for unsafe and involuntary returns.
APHR’s latest findings build on the organization’s previous work on the human rights situation in Myanmar and compliment a wide body of additional research and documentation being carried out by other groups. They also reemphasize the importance of more robust action from ASEAN and member governments to address the crisis.
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