The Plight of the Rohingya
The Rohingya, an ethnic and religious minority of one million Muslims in the predominantly Buddhist nation of Burma (or Myanmar), are at imminent risk.
Long denied the rights of citizenship, they are subject to apartheid-like conditions. Nearly 70,000 Rohingya refugees have fled to Bangladesh, but many have been forcibly returned.
The United Nations recently condemned likely "crimes against humanity" by the Burmese military. Human rights experts fear ethnic cleansing and even genocide. Two anonymous UN officials have just described a military operation that killed more than 1000 Rohingya people.
Nobel Peace Prize winner and Burmese national hero Aung San Suu Kyi has done nothing to help stop these atrocities.
How to help the Rohingya refugees
Learn more about what CNN calls the apartheid you've never heard of.
Read the recent United Nations report about the situation in Burma.
Support the organizations advocating for the Rohingya including Fortify Rights, Human Rights Watch, and Amnesty International.
Local to Chicago? Volunteer with or donate to the Rohingya Cultural Center.