This report highlights religious freedom conditions in Burma and the situation for the Rohingya refugee community in Bangladesh. In November 2022, USCIRF met with refugees in Cox’s Bazar, members of intergovernmental organizations, and representatives of the Bangladeshi government to document conditions for Rohingya Muslims and repatriation opportunities to Burma. This policy update describes the continued violence spread throughout Burma as a result of the Tatmadaw-led coup in February 2021, leading to a severe deterioration in conditions for the country’s ethnic and religious minorities in particular. The report concludes with recommendations for further steps that the U.S. government should take to address the religious freedom implications of this devastating and ongoing crisis.
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