After decades of persecution, Burma’s Rohingya minority suffered attacks at the hands of the Burmese military in August 2017 that included mass killing, rape, torture, arson, arbitrary arrest and detention, and forced displacement of more than 700,000 people. These attacks, which are part of a broader campaign of genocide, are documented in our bearing witness reports. These reports also detail the ongoing threats to the Rohingya and other ethnic groups in Burma.
A Muslim minority group, the Rohingya have faced persecution and waves of mass killing at the hands of Burmese military and other authorities.
This December 2018 statement details crimes committed against the Rohingya.
In May 2015, and again in November 2017 in partnership with Fortify Rights, the Museum issued reports detailing the threats and atrocity crimes against the Rohingya people.
Our assessment, from the Early Warning Project, estimates the risk of mass killing in Burma over the next year.
Learn about the genocide in Burma in the Musem’s Holocaust Encyclopedia.