I Saw A Genocide In Slow Motion

(Image: Sono Wara, a Rohingya in her village in Myanmar a day after the death of her newborn twins. CreditNicholas Kristof/The New York Times)


Myanmar continues to kill its Rohingya, now by denying them health care and sometimes food instead of by wielding machetes and firing bullets.



Who Are The Rohingya?

Ancestral Roots

Present-day Rakhine state (also known as Arakan), is the ancient, ancestral homeland of the Rohingya. The Rohingya are a distinct ethnicity, predominantly Muslim, with their own language. The Rohingya trace back their presence in Rakhine state, on the Burma-Bangladesh borders, as far back as the 8th century.