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The situation for the Rohingyas

  • Date / 2016
  • Location / Myanmar
  • Location Ratified / Valetta, Malta
  • Ratifying Body / General Assembly
  • Status / Current

Religious tensions between Buddhists and Muslims in South East Asia jeopardize traditions of religious tolerance and co-existence.  IHEU condemns the violation of the Muslim minority – the Rohingyas – based on their religious beliefs.

The IHEU General Assembly notes that the Myanmar government has the main responsibility for the Rohingya refugee crisis.  The Government has forced hundreds of thousands Rohingya to live under extreme conditions in closed camps in Myanmar. The Government has introduced mandatory family planning as a response to an increasing Muslim birth-rate in Myanmar. This limits basic human rights for the Muslim population. Thousands of Rohingyas have fled the country and fallen prey to human traffickers and Myanmar is not taking the responsibly to protect them.

The IHEU General Assembly in Valetta, Malta 2016:

The IHEU General Assembly demands that:

Suggested academic reference

'The situation for the Rohingyas', Humanists International, General Assembly, Valetta, Malta, 2016

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