Myanmar's suppression of the Rohingya, explained in 30 seconds
- The Rohingya are a minority Muslim group in Myanmar.
- More than 740,000 Rohingya refugees have fled the Rakhine State of Myanmar since August 2017, when a military-led ethnic cleansing campaign began, according to the Human Rights Watch.
- Gambia filed a lawsuit against Myanmar in November accusing the country of genocide, according to The New York Times.
- Myanmar's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, is appearing before the UN International Court of Justice this week to address the accusation of genocide against the Rohingya, according to The New York Times.
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What is happening to the Rohingya people in Myanmar?An ethnic cleansing campaign since August 2017 has driven hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees out of Myanmar. The spotlight is on Myanmar this week as the country's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, appears before the UN International Court of Justice to address an accusation of genocide against the Rohingya.Advertisement