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Rohingya Muslims: Toronto Mp and Neighbouring Bangladesh

rohingya muslims: Since August 2017, roughly 700,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar's Buddhist-majority Rakhine state for neighbouring Bangladesh amid widespread violence that the United Nations has labelled textbook ethnic cleansing, according to CTV. In October 2017, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau named former Toronto MP and Ontario premier Bob Rae as Canada's special envoy to Myanmar. Those sources also say that that the special envoy's report addresses strong signals that crimes against humanity have been committed in the country. It is hard to convey in words the extent of the humanitarian crisis currently being faced in Bangladesh, Rae wrote in an interim report released in December. Although initially barred from entering Rakhine state, the epicentre of the Rohingya humanitarian crisis, Rae was able to travel to the region in February. In addition to accounts of shooting and military violence, I also heard directly from women of sexual violence and abuse at the hands of the Myanmar military, and the death of children and the elderly on the way to the camps. ( As reported in the news.