Episode 30 – The Rohingya Refugee Crisis: A View from the Ground

Guest: Usama Khan, the Director of Finance and the Deputy CEO of Islamic Relief Canada

About: In this episode with Usama Khan, the Director of Finance and the Deputy CEO of Islamic Relief Canada, we turn our attention to the country of Myanmar, where state persecution and escalating violence against the Rohingya population is causing a significant humanitarian crisis. The ongoing violence has resulted in a mass exodus from Myanmar, with over 600,000 Rohingya refugees having fled across the border to Bangladesh. The daily influx of Rohingya refugees into Bangladesh is presenting significant challenges, as new arrivals are adding massive pressure to services in existing refugee camps and in makeshift settlements. This episode will explore the the humanitarian efforts being undertaken to address the Rohingya refugee crisis.

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