Events / Saturday, July 20th, 2019

Lunch and Learn: Lives in Limbo – the Rohingya Camps of Cox’s Bazar

Lunch and Learn: Lives in Limbo – the Rohingya Camps of Cox’s Bazar

Saturday, July 20, 12:30 following services at Shalhevet

Ann Durbin, Director of Advocacy and Grantmaking at Jewish World Watch, will discuss her recent field mission to the refugee camps of Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, where approximately 1 million Rohingya currently reside.  An August 2017 crackdown by the Tatmadaw–the Burmese military and security apparatus–sent over 750,000 Rohingya fleeing genocide across the border to neighboring Bangladesh, where they remain in squalid camps to this day.  With no status and little to do, these refugees are caught in limbo, faced with a host country that does not want them to stay and a home country that sought their annihilation.  What does this mean for the future of the Rohingya and how can the international community help in finding a sustainable solution and countering impunity?