Sustainable Rohingya Repatriation in Myanmar

Bayes Ahmed, Md Touhidul Islam, Peter Sammonds, S M R Arfanul Alam, Md Shaheenur Alam, Anurug Chakma, Fahima Durrat, Obayedul Hoque Patwary

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    Abstract

    On 25 August 2017, the Myanmar Army (Tatmadaw) started a brutal crackdown on the non-armed Rohingya civilians in Northern Rakhine; the military in uniform was accompanied by the local Rakhines (the local Buddhist majority communities in Rakhine) who took part in the attack with machetes and wooden sticks (Human Rights Watch 2017). The Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) estimated that at least 9,400 people lost their lives (6,700 due to violence) in Myanmar between 25 August and 24 September 2017, and at least 730 of them were children under the age of five. Experiences of violence have ranged from gunshots and burns to sexual violence and rape, especially against women and girls (MSF 2018).
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Rohingya Crisis: Human Rights Issues, Policy Concerns and Burden Sharing
    Editors Nasir Uddin
    Place of PublicationUSA
    PublisherSage Publications
    Pages301-333
    Edition1
    ISBN (Print)9789354791307
    Publication statusPublished - 2022

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