Who are the Rohingya?
The Rohingya are a mainly Muslim ethnic minority group consisting of an estimated 1.1 million people in Myanmar. Around 90–95% of the Rohingya live in northern Rakhine.
What is happening in Rakhine state?
In the early hours of 25 August 2017, violence broke out in Rakhine State, Myanmar. The extent and implications remain uncertain. It is not known how many more Rohingya are still trapped in conflict zones of Rakhine state, where needs are unknown and access virtually impossible. Refugee Aid Network will be heading out to Bangladesh to provide assistance with projects such as water, food and education. With a focus to provide basic necessities to those impacted by the violence on the Rohingya people.
The Government of Myanmar has restricted humanitarian access to Rakhine state. This means that UN agencies and NGOs are unable to provide aid and immediate relief to civilians in desperate need in Bangladesh.
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