Rohingya refugees: Three years of a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing” | DW News

Rohingya refugees: Three years of a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing” | DW News

Three years ago, Myanmar’s army began a brutal military crackdown against the Rohingya Muslim minority, triggering a mass exodus of the community to neighboring Bangladesh. More than 700,000 Rohingya fled what one UN official described as a "textbook example of ethnic cleansing." They joined hundreds of thousands of others who had fled in earlier years to camps like they in Bangladesh. Overcrowded and with poor facilities, Bangladesh’s attempts to return the refugees to Myanmar from here, have been unsuccessful. Here’s more on three years of a tragedy that appears set to linger for yet more time.

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