Deaths in Myanmar – level 1

31-10-2019 07:00

The Rohingya is a small religious minority that lives in Myanmar. They are living in a very serious situation. They are Muslims. They live in a country where Buddhism is the main religion.

The Myanmar government attacks the Rohingya. Thousands of them now escape to Bangladesh. A UN official says that the risk of genocide for these people is very high.

UN officials find that Myanmar security officers hurt Rohingya through some “clearance operations”. This is when they make Rohingya leave.

The UN says that Myanmar is doing nothing.

A leader of a UN group says that the situation of Rohingya in the Rakhine state is serious. He says that the government is responsible for the deaths and the crimes against humanity.

Difficult words: minority (a small group of people in a place where other people live), escape (avoid capture; get away with something) risk of genocide (how possible it is that a people can kill another people because of their race, religion, political beliefs, or other differences), crime against humanity (when someone hurts or kills ordinary people during war).

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