As of last week, an estimated 8,000 Rohingya refugees from Burma and Bangladesh were adrift on ships in the Indian Ocean, according to the International Organization for Migration.
Persecuted Rohingya Muslims seeking refuge in Bangladesh face a new grave threat to their safety and security: institutional discrimination in the form of a mandatory, country-wide ID card policy
Government officials in Bangladesh are preventing humanitarian access to tens of thousands of starving Burmese refugees living in its southeastern corner, across the river from Burma.
We are persecuted by the Burmese government, so we came here for peace, but now we are persecuted by the Bangladeshi government. A 25-year-old female refugee from Arakan State, Burma, said this to me while I was investigating conditions at Kutupalong unofficial camp, Bangladesh three weeks ago.
As you read this blog post, a humanitarian crisis is unfolding. Tens of thousands of Burmese refugees are in danger of dying from starvation and disease in Bangladesh.