Dhaka, Bangladesh, Aug 26, 2019 / 14:41 pm
Two years after a surge of state-sponsored violence in Burma forced more than 1 million members of the Rohingya Muslim minority group to flee the country, the refugees are calling for international action.
Thousands of Rohingya refugees participated in a rally and prayer service in the Cox's Bazar district of Bangladesh on Sunday. The district is home to the majority of Rohingya refugee camps.
According to UCA News, more than 200,000 people gathered for what they called "Rohingya Genocide Day," demanding justice for their loved ones killed by the Burmese military and protection for their future.
In August 2017, the Rohingya faced a sharp increase in state-sponsored violence in Burma, also known as Myanmar.