Rohingya: The world's most forgotten people

As of 2013, about 735,000 Rohingyas live in Burma. They reside mainly in the northern Rakhine townships where they form 80–98% of the population. International media and human rights organizations have described Rohingyas as one of the most persecuted minorities in the world. Many Rohingyas have fled to ghettos and refugee camps in neighbouring Bangladesh, and to areas along the Thai-Burmese border. More than 100,000 Rohingyas in Burma continue to live in camps for internally displaced persons, not allowed by authorities to leave. Rohingyas have received international attention in the wake of 2012 Rakhine State riots.