Allow me to say that I hate these kind of articles. They posture as hard-nosed realism & they do present the immense obstacles Rohingya refugees face in their struggle for human, democratic, & civil rights in Burma. But there’s an undercurrent here, entirely intentional, of trying to present the Rohingya struggle as a hopeless cause.

The Rohingya refugees are not passive victims of genocide but have campaigned, including on social media, for their right to live as a free people in Arakan state which is their homeland. They have organizations, tribunals, hearings, conferences, protests, bloggers, journalists, human rights campaigners, supporters working tirelessly to achieve their political goals. Theirs is not a lost cause until the Rohingya say so & that will not be forthcoming so long as millions live in refugee camps & diaspora.