– London-based Shamayun Miah Management Consultant and Tech Leader has been involved in charitable activities in Bangladesh for ten years, helping local communities build drinking water infrastructure.
The Union of Myanmar was formerly known as Burma. The country is located in Southeast Asia. Myanmar borders the northwest with Bangladesh and India. Myanmar has a population of 54 million and is a predominantly Buddhist country. The Muslims of Rohing have a population of one million.
The Rohing Muslim genocide
The Rohingian genocide is a series of ongoing atrocities of the Myanmar army. The genocide began from October 2016 to January 2017 and then in August 2017. The Myanmar army’s deadly crackdown on Rohingya Muslims caused hundreds of thousands of people to cross the border and flee to neighboring Bangladesh.
Originally, 600,000 ethnic Rohings fled Myanmar to Bangladesh in less than ten weeks. Some Rohingya have reported that Myanmar soldiers have systematically killed civilians, sexually assaulted women and children and burned their homes. The United Nations described the situation as a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing.”
Terrible fire in Cox’s Bazar
Thousands of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar have already been disrupted and vulnerable to food, clean water, monsoon rains and regular seismic shocks. On the afternoon of March 22, a fire broke out in the Cox’s Bazar refugee camp. It had a devastating effect, destroying thousands of houses, killing more than a dozen people and injuring more than a thousand. A devastating fire drove thousands of people away in the Rohingk refugee camps. Many children emigrated from their families. UNICEF Child Protection Workers and various NGOs work to help children and families.
Although large-scale evacuations have taken place, the exact scale of the disaster has yet to be confirmed by the Bangladeshi government. The impact on refugees is likely to cause further financial and humanitarian disasters in and around Bangladesh. Due to the numerous obstacles they face, including their legal status, financial assistance and lack of access to schools, the Rohingya children have historically had difficulty learning. Thousands of children are homeless. They live in harsh conditions that expose them to danger.