Plight of Rohingyas February 13, 2009Posted by bdoza in BANGLADESH, GOVERNANCE.
Tags: International community, IOM, Myanmar, Rohingya, UN
In the last few weeks, we are seeing disturbing images of Rohingyas in the international media.
Pictures are shown with Rohingyas packed in boats, starving for days together, dead or half dead are floating on the sea.Many of them are pushed again to the sea. One Rohingya was found in the jungle of Indonesia, his other companions are downed and dead on the way to the uncertain journey. It is reported some boats are drowned or lost in the sea beyond the Andaman. Many Rohingyas are put to jail and had to face the court in Thailand.
Who are these Rohingyas? These are the ethnic Muslim minority of Myanmar. They are being tortured and pushed out of their country by force. They have no other alternative but to float themselves on the sea in search of survival.
There are about 70 thousand Rohingyas stranded in the refugee camps near Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh for years together.They are living in a sub-human conditions as was depicted in an international channel.
But what the international community is doing for the Rohingyas who are virtually victims of persecution of a military junta? What the UN is doing for this Rohingyas?
Recently I met few staffs of IOM ( International Orgsnisation for Migration). They are engaged in transferring Rohingyas from their refugee camps in Bangladesh to other countries through legal means. But I am not sure whether their effort is large enough to solve the problems of Rohingyas.
The suffered humanity is waiting for the world to solve the problem permanently.
An ordinary citizen
Rohingya in Wikipedia