By  on November 6, 2017

BANGKOK — The Rohingya humanitarian crisis in Myanmar is of great concern to international apparel buyers, who believe that the “devastating” situation requires urgent attention from global organizations.

Since August, when attacks from an insurgent group triggered widespread retaliation from the Myanmar military, more than 600,000 Rohingya — a minority population widely discriminated by the Myanmar people — have fled the country for neighboring Bangladesh. A major sourcing destination for international buyers, the Bangladeshi government is now overwhelmed by the exodus of the Rohingyas, and is struggling to set up and equip refugee camps along the Myanmar-Bangladeshi border.

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