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At Least 17 Rohingya Refugees Drown Attempting to Flee Burma by Boat

HeadlineMay 24, 2022

In Burma, at least 17 Rohingya, including three children, drowned after their boat capsized off the coast over the weekend. Dozens more are missing and feared dead. It’s believed the Rohingya were attempting to cross the Bay of Bengal for Malaysia, fleeing persecution by Burma’s military rulers. The U.N. reports as many as 10,000 Rohingya were killed by Burmese forces during the 2017 genocide, though some estimates put the death toll at double that number. Another 730,000 Rohingya were forced to flee Burma.

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