Over 400,000 Rohingya are being forced to migrate from Myanmar. Hosts Seth Daire and JJ Janflone explain the context and how this makes the Rohingya, a stateless population, even more vulnerable. Rohingya have previously been subject to human trafficking while migrating, and International Organization for Migration noted that hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar are “at the mercy” of human traffickers.

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