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Solidarity with the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh
The Myanmar military junta has been operating ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya 
people living in its Arakan province for a long time. However, since August 
2017 it has waged genocide against the Rohingya which has provoked massive 
migration to Bangladesh and to other countries as well.

The military junta has brutally tortured women, children and elderly people. 
They have beheaded, mutilated, burned people and raped women indiscriminately. 
The victimized Rohingyas crossed the border into Bangladesh in order to save 
their lives and became refugees. They started to build their huts on a plain 
which is flood prone and on the hillsides which are liable to landslides. They 
are around 1 million in number living in sub-human conditions in Cox’s Bazar in 
Bangladesh. The Bangladesh government gave them shelter in temporary camps on 
humanitarian grounds. But it is not equipped to deal with this huge number of 
refugees. UNICEF and UNHCR are trying to address the humanitarian needs but 
their response is insignificant. They have yet to organize the substantial 
funding to respond the crisis.

What the military junta has done around the Rohingyas is a gross violation of 
human rights and the perpetrators should be brought to justice. Aung San Suu 
Kyi, the state Prime Minister of the country and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate is 
silent about the atrocities and the genocide perpetrated by Myanmar military 

In order to solve this Rohingya crisis, international solidarity is really 
necessary. The reaction of the so-called international community has been 
severely lacking faced with this serious humanitarian crisis. The Rohingya are 
victims of geopolitical competition. Today Myanmar is opening up to foreign 
investments. Chinese companies in particular have been investing in Myanmar. 
Sources claim that certain areas of Arakan has been cleared to build heavy 
industrial plants on behalf of Chinese companies. [2 

The Fourth International (FI) strongly condemns the genocide perpetrated by 
Myanmar military junta and demands the immediate creation of conditions for the 
safe return of the Rohingyas to their own country, the issuing of proper 
identity documents and the granting of citizen rights to them.

The FI demands justice for the Rohingyas victims, which means the military 
junta which committed genocide and violated the human right of Rohingyas must 
be accountable for their actions.

The FI also demands a proper humanitarian response to Rohingya refugees by both 
the Bangladeshi government as well as by the international community.

The FI calls on all progressive forces to express their solidarity with the 

2nd March 2018

[1 <http://www.internationalviewpoint.org/spip.php?article5392#nh1>] Arakan is 
generally known as Rakhine state

[2 <http://www.internationalviewpoint.org/spip.php?article5392#nh2>] South East 
Asia: http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south... 
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