NEW DELHI, 16 Oct – RIA Novosti. Coast guard Bangladesh rescued 382 representatives of the people are Rohingya, who about two months drifted on the ship after he fled from Myanmar in an attempt to get to Malaysia on the background of the pandemic coronavirus, according to the newspaper Hindustan Times.
Rohingya ethnic Bengalis living in the Rakhine state in Myanmar, the descendants of Bengalis resettled there by the British colonial authorities in the late XIX – early XX century. Most Rohingya do not have citizenship of Myanmar, as considered in this country to illegal migrants, despite the fact that they live in Rakhine more than 100 years.
the flight of the Rohingya from Myanmar began in 2012, after sectarian clashes with the “Arkanchi” – the indigenous people of Rakhine. In 2015, more than 25 thousand Rohingya tried to enter into Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia by sea with the help of smugglers, after which the authorities of the three countries conducted an operation to curb the activities of these groups.
In 2017, resulting in a massive operations of the armed forces of Myanmar to sweep part of Rakhine state from the rebels from the ethnic Rohingya who attacked police stations and military units, more than 700 thousand Rohingya left Rakhine and crossed the border in Bangladesh, where people are still living in poorly equipped refugee camps.
most of the refugees on the ship – women and children. As noted by a government official of Bangladesh, all survivors will be sent to Myanmar.
the world health organization on 11 March announced the outbreak of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest who data, there have been recorded more than 1.9 million cases of infection, over 123 thousand people died.
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