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DEBATE: THE PERSECUTION OF ROHINGYA MUSLIMS IN MYANMAR

122 min

Why are the Rohingya fleeing Myanmar? According to the UN, Rohingya Muslims are one of the world’s most persecuted minorities. But what is at the root of this ethnic cleansing? What is the current situation in Myanmar? And how are local communities and the Rohingya affected by this huge conflict and mass persecution? Meet senior researcher on peace and violence at DIIS Helene Maria Kyed, founder of Rohingya Aid and Rohingya Zakaria Abdul Rahim and UNHCR spokesperson Elisabeth Arnsdorf Haslund as we discuss the conflict in Myanmar and its consequences. Moderator: Emilie Lehmann, programme development advisor, IMS.