Rohingya genocide

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Rohingya genocide
Destroyed village in Rakhine State, September 2017
Date9 October 2016 (2016-10-09) – January 2017
25 August 2017 (2017-08-25) – present
LocationRakhine State, Myanmar
ThemeMilitary crackdown on Rohingya by Myanmar's armed forces and police
  • Attacks on Burmese border police posts by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army
  • Historic mistreatment of the Rohingya by the government
  • Existing tensions between Buddhist and Muslim communities
MotiveAnti-Rohingya sentiment, Islamophobia, Ultranationalism, Ethnic cleansing, Religious persecution
  • Destruction of many villages
  • Tens of thousands of people killed and raped
  • 25,000+ killed by 2018[1]
  • 700,000+ refugees fled abroad

The Rohingya genocide is a series of ongoing crimes by the Myanmar military of the Muslim Rohingya people. The genocide has commited in two phases[2][3] to date: the first was a military crackdown that happened from October 2016 to January 2017, and the second has been happening since August 2017.[4] The crisis forced over a million Rohingya to flee to other countries. Most fled to Bangladesh.[5][6][7] Others escaped to India, Thailand, Malaysia, and other parts of South and Southeast Asia.

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  3. "Myanmar's Rohingya Crisis Enters a Dangerous New Phase". Crisis Group. 2017-12-07. Retrieved 2021-02-03.
  4. Katie Hunt. "Rohingya crisis: How we got here". CNN. Retrieved 2021-02-03.
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