House Foreign Affairs Committee Leadership Calls on Administration to Recognize Rohingya Genocide

February 27, 2019

WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, led a bipartisan group of members in calling on the Trump Administration to formally designate the Burmese military atrocities against the Rohingya people as genocide. In a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on February 15, the members urged the Department to follow the lead of the United Nations, Congress, and non-governmental expert organizations in properly denouncing these crimes as genocide.

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Rohingya Refugees Stranded on Burma Beaches, Denied Protection in Bangladesh

Memo: Burma Task Force

Date: October 10, 2017

Despite allowing over 500,000 Rohingya refugees to enter from Myanmar/Burma during the month of September, the Government of Bangladesh is no longer allowing any rescue boats to rescue these survivors of ethnic cleansing. Thousands of Rohingya are now stranded on Myanmar's beaches, unable to cross into Bangladesh.