Rohingya refugee numbers on the increase


Cii Radio| Ayesha Ismail| 13 November 2017| 23 Safar 1439

More Rohingya refugees have fled into Bangladesh amid fears of violence, torture, and rape.

This is just a small group of some 600,000 Rohingya to have sought refuge in Bangladesh, many of them repeating stories of rape and murder carried out against them.

Their escape from Myanmar was fraught with danger and frustration as they had to build makeshift boats using plastic jerry cans left over from other villages.

A senior UN official says Myanmar’s troops have systematically gang-raped and tortured Rohingya women.

The envoy on sexual violence in conflict has been speaking to some of the refugees. She says she’s going to raise the mistreatment of Rohingya with the International Criminal Court, calling rape a weapon of genocide.

Source- Al Jazeera