The Rohingya are a stateless ethnic minority caught in the violence gripping Myanmar's Rakhine State. In less than a month, half a million people have fled to neighboring Bangladesh, making this the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis. And those who remain in camps in Rakhine live in increasingly dire conditions.
3 things you need to know about the Rohingya refugee crisis:
The Rohingya are the world’s largest group of stateless people —1 million
A 1982 law deprives this Muslim ethnic group of nationality in Myanmar.
Their freedom to move, work and even marry is restricted.
This is the world’s fastest-growing refugee crisis.
In less than a month half a million Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh.
Their villages have been razed.
They face land mines as they flee.
Those who remain in camps in impoverished Rakhine live in dire conditions.
They are ten times more likely to contract deadly diseases like tuberculosis.
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