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Rohingya plight coverage gets boost from Jolie Pitt visit

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Rohingya plight coverage gets boost from Jolie Pitt visit
August 07
10:59 2015

Angelina Jolie Pitt has recently completed a four-day tour of Burma – also known as Myanmar – to visit the country’s refugees and bring awareness to the human rights situation there. The UN has declared the Rohingya community of Burma as the world’s most persecuted and vulnerable ethnic minority and it accuses the world of being a “silent spectator of their heartrending state of misery.”

The Hollywood actress and special envoy for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) was in Burma at the invitation of Aung San Suu Kyi. She met with President Thein Sein and other politicians but her planned visit to Arakan (Rakhine) State, where more than 100,000 Muslim minority Rohingya live, was not possible due to heavy rain and storms.

The UNHCR has warned about the ripple effect of the Rohingya conflict. “Suppression of the Muslim Rohingya at the hands of the Buddhist majority in Myanmar has doubtless jeopardized peaceful coexistence of Hindus and Muslims in the entire region of Southeast Asia in particular, and the whole world in general. This issue, therefore, direly needs to be resolved lest these waves of bigoted prejudice and hatred engulf us all.”

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Source: Lion’s Roar.

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