I've been in a pretty good mood lately, and I'm trying to keep it, so I've been actively avoiding the majority of the heavier subjects on Hubski and elsewhere. This whole subject seems to really be the topic of the week though, and I think it deserves the attention it gets.
Anyway, I tend to think that the word "refugee" seems to mean in a sideways way "someone else's problem." In the case of Myanmar and the Rohingya, Myanmar sees the Rohingya as a "problem" they want to solve one way or another and this seems to be their solution. Since they're flowing into Bangladesh, they're becoming Bangladesh's "problem." China and India are both nearby and probably have the resources to help a bit. I don't know if they are or not, but if they aren't, it wouldn't surprise me, because it's not "their problem."
Anyhow, I hear the number of refugees is up to about 400k. That's probably the size of a medium U.S. city. Don't really got anything to close on that. Just, I dunno, if the enirety of Boston or Milwaukee or Saint Louis had to up and leave over the course of a week, people would sure as shit take that more seriously than what's going on over there now.