Rohingya Refugees Flee Myanmar For Bangladesh But Still Face Issues

Those on the ground in Bangladesh's Rohingya refugee camps cite violence and other concerns.
Posted at 4:18 PM, Jul 20, 2017

Abuses in Myanmar are driving out some of the Rohingya population. But their new home isn't free of problems. 

The Rohingya are a Muslim minority in Myanmar. They aren't recognized by the country's constitution and can't get citizenship

Human rights groups say Myanmar's security forces have targeted the Rohingya. 

Attacks have caused tens of thousands of Rohingyas to flee to Bangladesh — which is near Myanmar. 

Bangladesh's officials have called out Myanmar for causing the migration.

Refugees International estimates half a million Rohingyas are undocumented in Bangladesh. 

Without Bangladesh recognizing them, they aren't eligible for aid, like food and shelter. That means overcrowding and hunger are persistent problems. 

Refugees International says only about 10 percent of people who need aid are getting support.

Refugees International also warns that Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are at risk for trafficking.

And residents, refugees, police and aid workers say there's been increased violence in Bangladesh's Rohingya refugee camps.

Refugees International says the population not only needs essentials, but also the ability to access education and to feel safe returning to Myanmar.