A foreign minister of Bangladesh says the country has been left alone to help 1 million Rohingya refugees. International funding to help the refugees has decreased every year.
The Rohingya fled Myanmar after being attacked by the military.
Greg Kelley with World Mission says, “They truly are a stateless people group, which makes the situation all the more tragic. Because the likelihood of them getting back into Myanmar is very low. Bangladesh doesn’t want them growing and has shut off the numbers of officially recognized refugees.”
“Meanwhile, babies continue to come out of these camps and the population of Rohingya is growing exponentially.”
Kelley says the government of Bangladesh keeps the Rohingya separate from the rest of the population on a little peninsula near the Bay of Bengal. “It’s like two roads that get out of there. There are checkpoints all over the place. We went through about 10 checkpoints to get anywhere near the camp.”
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller
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