24,000 Rohingyas murdered since August: Study

UNB . Dhaka | Update:

The ruins of a market which was set on fire are seen at a Rohingya village outside Maugndaw in Rakhine state, Myanmar on 27 October 2016. Photo: ReutersOver 24,000 Rohingyas were murdered and 18,000 Rohingya women and girls raped during Myanmar's crackdown in Rakhine State since August last year, says a research report.

The report says over 41,192 Rohingyas suffered bullet wounds, over 34,436 were thrown into fire and some 114,872 beaten up by Myanmar forces.

A consortium of researchers and organisations from Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, Norway and the Philippines conducted the study titled 'Forced Migration of Rohingya: The Untold Experience'.

The researchers are Mahshin Habib, Christine Jubb, Salahuddin Ahmad, Masudur Rahman and Henri Palard.

The ASA Philippines Foundation, Ontario International Development Agency, Institution of Diploma Engineers Bangladesh (IDEB), Education for Skill Development (ESD), and Film for Peace Foundation (F4P) extended support for the research published by Ontario International Development Agency.

According to the research findings, the estimated number of houses burned is 115,026 while some 113,282 houses were vandalised.

A group of Rohingyas who fled to Bangladesh in between August 2017 and January 2018 were interviewed.

The research book was presented at the International Conference on Sustainable Development 2018 at the UK's Queens College, Oxford University on Wednesday. It was organised by the Ontario International Development Agency of Canada.

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