There is good news that the United States will take in Rohingya victims but with 1,000s adrift at sea, immediate search and rescue operations must be the highest priority.
The announcement that Rohingya floating in the sea will no longer be pushed offshore by regional governments is a welcome but small and insufficient step.
An estimated 8,000-20,000 Rohingya are adrift at sea. Unless the policies of hate end in Burma, the crisis will only escalate.
Sudanese Government Officials to Attend National Prayer Breakfast Commemorating Centennial of Armenian Genocide
Welcoming leaders of a genocidal regime to the US is outrageous and dangerous. Their presence at an event commemorating the Armenian genocide is abhorrent.
International Criminal Court prosecutors have been consistent in their calls to address the blatant impunity in Sudan. But the Security Council has been just as consistent in its lack of support.
Former Maine Congressman Tom Andrews, President of United to End Genocide, will be speaking at an event exploring the connections between genocide and the state of Maine.
Publicly saying the name of one of most persecuted groups on earth is an important statement. But stopping the march to genocide in Burma against the Rohingya is going to require not only words but strong action.
The Rohingya aren't just a name, they are a people at risk of being erased. President Obama must not be an accomplice to this heinous crime by being silent.
President Obama must recognize that, however well intended, it was a miscalculation to lift most economic and diplomatic pressure on Burma two years ago.
As President Obama prepares to visit Burma in November, he should follow the Special Rapporteur and speak out against the systematic abuse of the Rohingya.