Simon-Skjodt Center staff briefs the Senate Human Rights Caucus on the mass atrocities committed against the Rohingya minority in Burma. The Museum has raised the alarm about the risk of genocide in the country.
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Last month, we shared the results of our Early Warning Project’s latest Statistical Risk Assessment (SRA)—a list of 163 countries ranked by their risk for onset of state-led mass killing. As we’ve taken our results on the road, we’ve found that we are commonly asked some variation of this question: This is all very interesting, but what am I supposed to do with email@example.com
For the third year in a row, Sudan and Burma rank among the three countries at greatest risk of experiencing a new episode of state-led mass killing, according to the Early Warning Project’s annual rankings released today.
The Early Warning Project uses patterns from past instances of mass killing to forecast when new mass killing episodes might happen in the future. At the end of each year we update a list of countries experiencing state- and nonstate-led mass killing. The following report compiles our determinations for onsets of mass killing in 2016 and those cases that we can now judge have ended.
Andrea Gittleman, Program Manager for the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide, testifies before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission on the human rights and humanitarian situation of the Rohingya people in Rakhine State in Burma, and along the Bangladesh border.
One of the first things I did as part of my work on the Early Warning Project was to scan the field and see who else around the world was doing what to assess risks of mass atrocities. That research led me to the Sentinel Project and its executive director, Christopher Tuckwood, whose work I continue to follow and admire. I recently emailed a few questions to Chris; here are his replies.
New Republic correspondent Graeme Wood provides a vivid account of his recent trip to Burma, which he undertook with support from the Museum’s Center for the Prevention of Genocide.
Washington, DC—The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum today expressed its deep concern about the worsening situation of the Rohingya in Burma, also known as Myanmar. Long considered one of the world’s most persecuted peoples, the Rohingya, a Muslim minority in Rakhine State, have no legal status in Burma and face severe discrimination, abuse, and escalating violence.
An August 2013 Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) report expresses concern over the escalating violence in Burma against the Rohingya, a Muslim group long subject to persecution in the country, as well as other Muslims.