The Rohingya: Happening Now

NY Times: Bleak prospects in Malaysia

The boatloads of Rohingya migrants who landed here desperate and exhausted last month join some 75,000 Rohingya who made their way to Malaysia years and even decades before. Judging by the hardships their forerunners face, it will be difficult for the latest wave...

Tutu: The Slow Genocide Against the Rohingya

In a speech at the Oslo Conference on Rohingyas, Archbishop Desmond Tutu credits the government of Myanmar for recent reforms, but reminds us all that it cannot “blind us to the ongoing disavowal and repression of its ethnic minorities, the Rohingya population...

NY Times: Rohingya Migrants Adrift in Andaman Sea

A wooden fishing boat carrying several hundred desperate migrants from Myanmar was spotted adrift in the Andaman Sea between Thailand and Malaysia on Thursday, part of an exodus in which thousands of people have taken to the sea in recent weeks with no country willing...

How you can help

Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand have begun taking in refugee Rohingya, in relatively small numbers. Local humanitarian groups in Asia are beginning to put the wheels in place to help ease the suffering of the Rohingya immigrants, and to keep them out of the hands of the human traffickers.

In large part this has come about because of the international attention drawn by the boats at sea without food or water. As the world has become more aware of the crisis, the Asian states have been compelled into action.

While we are getting more information about humanitarian efforts and efforts to resolve the treatment of the Rohingya in Burma, you can help keep the issue of the Rohingya alive by talking about it online. Share the story of the Rohingya widely. Show an interest. Tell your friends. It helps more than you would think.