Why We Must Intervene to End the Suffering of Rohingyas

Why We Must Intervene to End the Suffering of Rohingyas

William Lacy Swing

In late August, I was alerted by our Chief of Mission in Dhaka to a new exodus of people fleeing Myanmar’s North Rakhine State and arriving in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar district. They were seeking protection in the same makeshift camps where over 80,000 of their community have found safety since an earlier outbreak of violence in October 2016.