The United States will be doubling its financial aid to the Rohingya Muslims. According to a report from Reuters, around 700,000 Rohingya Muslims have been displaced from their homes in Myanmar. Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, made the announcement earlier this week.
The crisis began in 2017 after Rohingya allied groups attacked Myanmar police and military forces. In retaliation, the Myanmar military has conducted several missions against the Rohingya, including “forced deportations.” These operations have created a humanitarian crisis.
Additionally, U.N. investigators discovered that the Myanmar military has committed “mass killings and gang rapes” against the Rohingya Muslims. The investigators also determined that the operations against the Rohingya Muslims have been carried out with “genocidal intent.”
The United States recently published the findings of its investigation into the situation in Myanmar and reached a similar conclusion, adding that the atrocities committed by the Myanmar military were ” well-planned and coordinated.” However, the U.S. has not classified the violence against the Rohingya Muslims as a genocide.