A fire in a Rohingya camp in Bangladesh leaves refugees homeless
More than a million Rohingya refugees have fled Myanmar for several decades, including around 740,000 who crossed the border from August 2017, when Myanmar’s military launched a brutal crackdown.
Conditions in Myanmar have worsened since a military coup in 2021, and attempts to return refugees have failed.
Last year, the United States declared the oppression of the Rohingya in Myanmar amounted to genocide after US authorities confirmed accounts of mass atrocities against civilians by the military in a systematic campaign against the ethnic minority.
Muslim Rohingya face widespread discrimination in Buddhist-majority Myanmar, where most are denied citizenship and many other rights.