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After decades of persecution, Burma’s Rohingya minority suffered attacks at the hands of the Burmese military in August 2017 that included mass killing, rape, torture, arson, arbitrary arrest and detention, and forced displacement of more than 700,000 people. These attacks, which are part of a broader campaign of genocide, are documented in our bearing witness reports. These reports also detail the ongoing threats to the Rohingya and other ethnic groups in Burma.

  • A Muslim minority group, the Rohingya have faced persecution and waves of mass killing at the hands of Burmese military and other authorities.

  • This April 2024 report summarizes a discussion the Simon-Skjodt Center held with experts about potential conflict scenarios in Burma that may lead to various risks of mass atrocities for civilians. It highlights key conflict trends to monitor in order to more effectively respond to changing mass atrocity risks.

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  • This exhibition explores how the Rohingya, a religious and ethnic minority in Burma, became targets of a sustained campaign of genocide.

  • This December 2018 statement details crimes committed against the Rohingya.

  • In May 2015, and again in November 2017 in partnership with Fortify Rights, the Museum issued reports detailing the threats and atrocity crimes against the Rohingya people.

  • Our assessment, from the Early Warning Project, estimates the risk of mass killing in Burma over the next year.

  • The government of Burma is required to report to the International Court of Justice on the measures it is taking to prevent genocide. This report series outlines how the obligation to prevent applies to Burma.

  • This policy brief examines Burma’s November 2020 elections. How the world responds to these elections could affect the risks of future atrocities in the country.

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  • This downloadable flyer provides background information on the genocide of the Rohingya in Burma and what you can do to help.

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  • A lesson plan and teaching materials for educators teaching about our online exhibition, Burma’s Path to Genocide.

  • This policy brief outlines the risks of mass atrocities against the Rohingya in the wake of Burma's February 2021 military coup, and provides recommendations to the Burmese military, the National Unity Government, civil society, and international actors to prevent atrocities and protect civilians.

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  • Hear from Rohingya and other experts about the Museum's new exhibition on the Rohingya genocide, the ongoing risks the Rohingya people face, and the urgent need to protect them and other religious and ethnic minority groups in Burma from future mass atrocities.

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