Deaths in Myanmar – level 2

31-10-2019 07:00

The Rohingya are a small ethnic group who live in Myanmar and who are discriminated by people in Myanmar. A UN official states that people may kill thousands of Rohingya Muslims.

The UN investigators discovered that in 2017 Myanmar security officers hurt and violated many Rohingya by doing what they called “clearing operations”. More than 730,000 Rohingya sought refuge in Bangladesh. The UN reports that the Myanmar government is doing nothing to stop the violence.

On Tuesday, the leader of the investigators reported that the situation of the Rohingya in Rakhine state is getting worse. He said that the Rohingya are living in continued mistreatment and separation from others, and they do not have “access to land, jobs, education and health care.”

Difficult words: ethnic (related to a culture), discriminate (treat a person or people differently), violate (attack sexually), seek refuge (look for shelter or protection from danger).

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