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This Is Why Tens Of Thousands Of People Are Fleeing Myanmar – BuzzFeed News

One 25-year-old Rohingya man, referred to as Abdullah, told Reuters: “The situation is very terrifying, houses are burning, all the people ran away from their homes, parents and children were divided, some were lost, some are dead.”

Human Rights Watch has said that at least 10 areas of predominantly Rohingya homes have been torched. Videos and photographs taken by villagers and activists on the ground also purport to show the devastation as they fled the scene.

In response, a Burmese military spokesperson claimed that it was the Rohingya insurgents who were setting fire to their homes. But, as Ro Nay San Lwin asked, “Why would they set fire to their own homes?”

This Is Why Tens Of Thousands Of People Are Fleeing Myanmar – BuzzFeed News

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