The Rohingya Crisis: A Neglected Issue for the West?


Having faced a series of persecutions from the successive regimes of Myanmar throughout the last six decades, the Rohingya community is still waiting to get proper recognition in terms of their ethnic origin, citizenship and human rights. The response from different world powers to this humanitarian crisis is quite contrasting and appalling. Take an example of the Ukrainian crisis. The world, especially the west, showed a tremendous amount of support in all possible ways. The European Union opened its border and they had a vast budget to support the refugees coming from Ukraine. The humanitarian crisis in Ukraine broke out on the 24th of February, 2022 while the Rohingya crisis has its root dating back to the 1960s. All the violence should be treated with sheer agony but the discriminatory approach must be avoided. Though the Secretary of State, Antony Blinken recently conceded the Rohingya persecution as genocide that is not enough for an impactful betterment of the community. The western media is also not that much interested to focus on the issue. The news of the Ukraine crisis got much more attention than the Rohingya crisis. The Ukrainian crisis must be on the news coverage, but the Rohingya crisis also needs to get proper attention from the world. In a nutshell, it is quite vividly witnessed that the Rohingya crisis is increasingly becoming a neglected issue to the West though initially there were signs of optimism. [Read the full Brief from here]