The Rohingya are the world’s most persecuted minority.
They are being persecuted by the Myanmarese Government who are denying them citizenship and rights. They are forced to live in one of the poorest states in the country, Rakhine, in ghetto-like camps without basic services – and aren’t allowed to leave without government permission.
There are about 1.1 million Rohingya, most of whom are Muslim, and hundreds of thousands of them have been forced to flee to other countries like Bangladesh because of ongoing violence and persecution.
We are not alone in seeing the need to make a difference. The United Nations has called the situation “the most urgent refugee emergency in the world.”