We need to wake up to the shocking reality that the uniformed Burmese army is slaughtering women and children with machetes in a brutal campaign of hatred and ethnic cleansing. They need to be stopped. repost @natgeo ・・・ Rashida, 25, is an ethnic Rohingya from Burma. The Burmese army attacked her village in late August, trapping hundreds on the river’s edge. The women and children were kept in the water under guard, while the soldiers systematically killed the men.
Then, the soldiers began to take away the women and children in small groups. Rashida was taken to a house with 4 other women. At the house, the soldiers grabbed her 28-day-old baby from her and smashed it to death. Two other women had their three-month old babies killed in the same way.
Then, the soldiers began killing the 5 women with their machetes and knives. Rashida was stabbed and had her throat cut. When the soldiers were done, they locked the house and set it on fire. Rashida woke up in the burning house and managed to break through a bamboo wall to escape. She was the only survivor.
This may sound too horrific to believe, but she showed us the scars of her ordeal and her sadness was too much to bear. Just two days prior, we had interviewed another survivor from the same massacre, Hassina, who had gone through the same ordeal. This is really happening. #rohingya
Photograph by Anastasia Taylor-Lind @anastasiatl. Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh.