The Rohingya are often described as one of the most persecuted group of individuals in the world. Due to their Muslim beliefs, they have fled the predominately Buddhist country of Burma, and have entered into neighboring Bangladesh. They have been denied citzenship in Burma since 1982 and the Bangladesh government does not recognize them as their own. Thus, they are a people without a nation.
In the Rahikine State of Burma, many of the villages of been burned to the ground, the women raped, and the men, women, and children shot and killed by the Burmese military. The United Nations has described this ongoing crisis as a "textbook example of ethnic cleansing".
Since August 25th, 2017, 370,000 people have fled Burma into Bangladesh. Dozens have drowned and many are too old or sick to make the journey.