A recent report by The Sentinel Project assessing the risk of genocide against Muslim minorities in Burma has found that the Rohingya are at “high risk of genocide, whether by violent extermination or by the slow destruction of the group through isolation and starvation.”
The Sentinel Project for Genocide Prevention found that the government, local authorities and Burmese security forces were either complicit or actively involved in ethnic cleansing campaigns.
The conclusion of the report states that Burma “currently presents a textbook case for a country on the brink of genocide” with many key indicators of genocidal intent, such as the Burmese Governments attempts to limit reproduction amongst the Rohingya, restrictions on marriage and forced registration of Rohingya’s under a ‘foreign” ethnic identity.
Children on the Edge provide education for Rohingya children who have fled the persecution in Arakan State, Burma and who reside in squalid camps on the Bangladesh-Burma border. Education is key to the survival of the Rohingya people providing hope and key skills for the next generation.
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