The Genocide in Myanmar


 In our world many unfortunate events occur. From terrorism to genocide, our world has so much hate and violence that takes place. The reason so many people do not know about these current events is because the events that take place elsewhere, rarely happen here. Our world is so huge, the human brain can’t comprehend just how huge it is. With our world being so huge, it is also hard to keep up with all current events taking place worldwide.


One current event taking place that has caught my attention is the genocide in Myanmar. According to John McKissick, who works for the UN refugee agency, told BBC news,  the military forces in Myanmar have been forcing the Rohingya people in Rakhine state to leave. Not only are the Rohingyas being forced to leave, but have been “killing men, shooting them, slaughtering them, slaughtering children, raping women, burning and looting houses, forcing these people to cross the river.” Is also what John McKissick has told BBC news.


These people being forced out of their homes and state are seeking to go to Bangladesh, but the Bangladesh border officers have been detaining all who try to enter Bangladesh. The people of Rakhine state are so desperate, they attempt to bribe the border officers to allow them in. With Bangladesh not allowing the Rohingyas in, they really have no place to go. Most families also have no support and lose half their family for trying to fight their way into Bangladesh.


Aung San Suu Kyi, the facto leader of Myanmar, denies that the military is taking place in these events. While BBC mentions that the military in Myanmar says that they are taking place in ‘ethnic cleansing’, Aung San Suu Kyi mentions in an interview that the military is not in the wrong. In the article on BBC news it mentions that Aung San Suu Kyi doesn’t want to risk her relationship with the military by starting an investigation on the genocide that has been going on, also because of the people in the country agreeing that it’s okay. Aung San Suu Kyi does not want to go against her people, or her military forces.


This is only one example of a current event happening in the world that many people do not know is going on. I couldn’t imagine myself in those families positions in Myanmar, being kicked out of my own home and having members of my family killed for trying to find a place to go. Our world can be very interesting, but events like the genocide in Myanmar is very scary and when you think about it, an event like this one can take place any moment no matter where we are. In America, we should be more thankful that we aren’t being pushed from our own homes and being killed for not leaving. Taking a look outside of our world is very interesting but also very nerve-racking.

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