The Best Story I’ve Heard Today with PBS Newshour special correspondent Tania Rashid

April 26, 2018

More than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Burma’s Rakhine State since last August, hoping to escape a widespread campaign of ethnic cleansing. The atrocities committed by Burmese security forces, including mass killings, sexual violence, and arson are repeatedly denied by military and civilian officials, but human rights watch groups say this is the world's fastest growing humanitarian crises. Many of those people have found themselves in Bangladesh, and are now living among the largest refugee camps in the world. 

We're joined today by Tania Rashid, who is a special news correspondent for PBS, who has filed a series of stories on the crisis. 

You can find her work here:

How a Rohingya mother escaped her village’s terrors in Myanmar

Before they agree to go home, the Rohingya have some demands

Why this 13-year-old Rohingya refugee faces intense pressure to marry

 

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