Thousands of people from Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya minority have fled the country to seek refuge abroad. Many of them are now living in India, where they are struggling to eke out an existence.
The EU has pledged €30 million as the UN holds a fundraising conference to aid Rohingya Muslims who have fled Myanmar. More than 600,000 Rohingya have escaped to Bangladesh amid persecution at home.
As the number of Rohingya refugees soars, Monday's donor conference in Geneva aims to secure extra funding to provide urgently needed aid. DW spoke to UNOCHA's Jens Laerke about the global response to the problem.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said the US holds Myanmar's military leadership responsible for the crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority. Myanmar has denied allegations of ethnic cleansing and genocide.
Rights group Amnesty International (AI) has reported Myanmar security forces killed hundreds of people in a systematic campaign to expel Rohingya Muslims. The government denies reports of atrocities.
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