‘Do we not have a right to exist?’: Canadians call for action in wake of violence against Rohingya in Myanmar

Rohingya in Bangladesh
This Aug. 30, 2017 photo shows Rohingya refugees reaching for food aid at Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhiya near the Bangladesh-Myanmar border.
The International Organization for Migration said August 30 that at least 18,500 Rohingya had crossed into Bangladesh since fighting erupted in Myanmar’s neighbouring Rakhine state six days earlier.

A Rohingya Canadian is questioning why the Canadian government along with its international partners isn’t doing more to call the Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi — an honorary Canadian citizen — to account. And he isn’t alone.


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