The Rohingya are fleeing violence and persecution, and desperately need your support. IHRC Trust is raising funds to help MAPIM deliver critical aid to Rohingya refugees who have fled to Bangladesh and Malaysia.
IHRC's newly released report charges Myanmar with genocide against Rohingya. Based on first-hand accounts of the atrocities suffered by the Rohingya in and around 25 August 2017, the report presents a compelling case for bringing Myanmar officials before the International war Crimes Tribunal in the Hague. Click here to read the report.
This newly arrived Rohingya family wait to register their name before being taken to one of the camps
The camps are over crowded and the humid heat makes the conditions extremely difficult. NGOs are working hard to provide adequate sanitation, but risks of outbreaks of various waterborne diseases remain high. Security in the camps for women and children in camps is a major problems. Violence and kidnappings have been reported.
Those who we interviewed said that they had relatives or knew people who had been either killed or seriously injured by the Myanmar military. One interviewee estimated the death toll in his own village at more than 400 people. Another interviewee mentioned his mother being burnt alive, while another mentioned her father being shot dead. Others reported people being killed or injured in mine blasts or being beheaded by the military. Many of those interviewed stated that women in their villages had also been raped.
We also received disturbing testimonies that army officers would beat young children before stamping on their legs to break their leg bones. This was done to make the escape more painful and dangerous.
Read IHRC’s Report: "The Most Persecuted Minority in the World" – The Genocide of the Rohingya
An army officer stamped on this young boys leg and snapped his leg bones
Shrapnel from a landmine explosion, left between the border between Myanmar and Bangladesh by the Myanmar Army, shattered this mans leg bones