Rohingya refugees, after fleeing Myanmar in 2017, are now being asked to repatriate. Many don’t want to, saying the country treated them like pariahs.
Gambia has lodged a grievance with the United Nations' top court, calling for an end to genocide in Myanmar. The Southeast Asian country is accused of using rape and murder to persecute its Rohingya Muslim minority.
The war crimes court said violence committed against Myanmar's Muslim minority could qualify as "crimes against humanity." Over 700,000 Rohingya fled to Bangladesh in 2017 to escape a brutal military crackdown.
Having fled deadly violence, over a million Rohingya refugees live in sprawling camps in Bangladesh. DW gained exclusive access to the remote, cyclone-prone island where the government intends to relocate them.
Some 3,450 Rohingya refugees were due to be sent back to Myanmar from Bangladesh, but none appeared at the repatriation center. The UN has confirmed that abuse tantamount to genocide had occurred in Myanmar.
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