The Rohingyas are a Muslim ethnic minority group in Myanmar's Rakhine State.
The Rohingyas were never seen as part of Myanmar. They are thought of as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh.
In 1982 the Myanmar government denied the Rohingya people citizenship. This left them stateless and vulnerable.
No citizenship! No citizenship! No citizenship!
August 25, 2017 Rohingya militants launched an attack on police, and in response Buddhist mobs burned hundreds of villages, and murdered civilians. This was the cause of the latest mass refugee departure from Myanmar.
The world doesn't have an abundance of knowledge on this crisis. The Myanmar government doesn't let reporters or journalists into the country. The knowledge that we have, has mostly come from interviewing refugees coming across the border into Bangladesh.
The UN and the Red Cross are helping the refugees crossing the border.
Kutupalong is a refugee camp in Bangladesh where many refuges have sought shelter. The numbers from inside the camp have decreased. However the numbers of people staying in makeshift or spontaneous camps outside Kutpalong have risen from 99,495 to more than 604,000.