November 28, 2021

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Rohingya disaster although the eyes of Al Jazeera’s journalists | Myanmar

Subsequent August will mark three years since greater than 700,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar to flee what United Nations investigators known as a “genocide” in Rakhine state.

On this award-winning video, Al Jazeera English journalists Mohammed Jamjoom, Stefanie Dekker, Showkat Shafi and Sorin Furcoi mirror on the tales they heard and the struggling they noticed after they visited the camps in Bangladesh the place the Rohingya sought shelter.

“It was pain and misery and trauma on a scale so large that it was almost unfathomable even for somebody who was seeing it right in front of their eyes,” Mohammed Jamjoom recollects.

The Rohingya, a majority-Muslim minority, aren’t recognised as an ethnic group in Myanmar, regardless of having lived there for generations. They’ve been denied citizenship and are rendered stateless.

Myanmar is going through allegations of genocide for the brutal navy crackdown that started in August 2017.

Earlier this 12 months, Myanmar was instructed by the UN’s highest court docket to take motion to forestall genocidal violence towards Rohingya residents and to report again on its progress.

The UN has additionally known as the Rohingya disaster a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing”.

Refugees on the camp in Cox’s Bazar shared with us the tales of the harmful and arduous journey they needed to make as a way to attain Bangladesh. The journey got here after their villages have been set on hearth, the lads killed and the ladies raped. 

Footage within the camps was shot by Shaon Sulayman and Fadi Benni.

Authentic reporting: Mohammed Jamjoom, Stefanie Dekker, Showkat Shafi and Sorin Furcoi.

This report was produced and edited by Al Jazeera NewsFeed’s Katya Bohdan.

Correspondent interviews have been filmed by Sorin Furcoi.

Supply: Al Jazeera

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