Thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees still streaming into Bangladesh

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday promised to take action and stop the killing of Rohingya Muslims by Myanmar’s military.

About 400 000 Rohingya Muslims have fled from Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state to the border of Bangladesh over the past three weeks and found refuge at the border of Bangladesh.

Azhar Vadi, Journalist with Salam Media says nothing has been done till now. He says thousands of Rohingya are still continuing to stream into Bangladesh and the conditions are dire.

Suu Kyi said he is looking at getting some of the refugees to come back but asking for proof that shows they come from specific villages.

These refugees have no documentations. They have been stateless since 1982, no birth certificates for children and I don't understand how are they going to prove that they come from particular villages when those villages themselves may have been destroyed in the violence that has ensued in Myanmar.

Azhar Vadi, Journalist at the Border in Myanmar and Bangladesh

Vadi says word on the ground is that the attacks on civilians are still continuing although they might not be as widespread as it was in the past two weeks.

There are still attacks that are happening and people are streaming into Bangladesh.

Azhar Vadi, Journalist at the Border in Myanmar and Bangladesh

International medical professionals like Doctors without borders and Unicef have arrived at the refugee camp to offer medical assistance to the refugees.

These doctors come as far as Sweden, Australia, South Africa, United Kingdom and the US, says Vadi.

To hear the rest of this interview, listen below:


This article first appeared on 702 : Thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees still streaming into Bangladesh


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