Forgotten and homeless. Rohingya people in Myanmar


The Rohingya people live in camps, in huts that do not have electricity and normal access to water. In these unsanitary conditions, infectious diseases and crime rates are high, however. Even so, no help is needed here.

Rohingya Muslims are recognized as one of the most persecuted peoples in the world. According to many political scientists, in relation to this people they are not just discriminating, but a completely obvious policy of genocide.

The Rohingya people live compactly in the Rakhine (Arakan) region. There is historical evidence that the Rohingya people lived and practiced Islam in Arakan even before the 18th century, but the local population of Myanmar (mostly Buddhist) believes that the Rohingya are former Bengalis who did not find a place in the Republic of Bangladesh, so these people made their way illegally to Myanmar, invented a past for themselves.

The relationship between the Rohingya Muslims and the Buddhists of Myanmar is so tense that the slightest rumor or misunderstanding is enough to shed blood.

Rohingyas have almost no rights. For example, in order to legalize their relationship, they need to obtain permission from local governments, and then pay a state duty.

Due to their statelessness, Rohingya children do not have birth certificates and are not registered anywhere. In the event of a serious illness, insurance does not cover and private clinics become out of their reach due to excessively high prices.

Theoretically, Rohingyas can receive higher education, however, there are time limits in moving around the state, which is why Rohingyas often miss classes and subsequently go to expulsion.

The list of restrictions for Rohingya Muslims, constantly updated by the government of Myanmar, can be continued for a long time, however, this will not change the fact that at the moment the maritime community is not very concerned about the oppression that this people is experiencing, that they may soon be completely uprooted.