Crisis in Bangladesh and Myanmar: 20 Refugees Drown Trying to Get to Bangladesh.
by Maximum98 on September 5, 2017 - 10:57pm
On August 31st 2017, CBC.ca uploaded an article by Thomson Reuters that talks about the recovery of 20 Rohingya women and children bodies from the Naf River in Myanmar. These people were attempting to flee Myanmar for Bangladesh until their boat capsized in the river and sadly, 20 people drowned from this event. According to three United Nations sources, 27,400 Rohingya Muslims have successfully crossed into Bangladesh from Myanmar after Rohingya insurgents attacked police posts and one army base with sticks, knives and bombs which led to clashes that have killed 117 people. This violence is considered to be the worst confrontations in the last five years at least. Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador for the United Nations, is urging the security forces in Myanmar to stop the clashes and commit to the international law. This is not the first set of violent attacks between these two groups. These confrontations have been going on since last October. The Rohingya have been denied citizenship and have fled for Bangladesh since the 1990’s. Bangladesh has insisted to the UN’s Secretary-General Antonio Guterres that the country does not have the resources to help the Rohingya who try to come in to the country. Myanmar, also known as Burma, says that their security personnel were told to protect the innocent civilians who are victims of the confrontations.
I believe that CBC and Thomson Reuters are reliable because they took the time to get the information from the United Nations who are on site and know what is happening so they have the information that can be used. Also, Thomson Reuters and CBC are both one of the biggest news networks in the world and they hold high standards to their fact checking and I think it is good enough to trust this story. If you want to know how you can trust a sources, always look at the company who is publishing this, who the journalist is if there is any and where does there information comes from. This will give you a pretty big idea on the accuracy of the story that you are reading.