The Rohingya are a Muslim minority people from the North-West of Burma. They are among the poorest ethnic groups in the world.
Burma’s military regime has denied them citizenship and refused to let them own land. They aren’t allowed to travel, marry or have children without government approval.
As a result of this persecution many have fled to neighboring Bangladesh.
So far, Bangladeshi authorities have granted refugee status to 28,000 Rohingya, but the actual number is closer to 300,000.
They live in makeshift refugee camps that feel more like prisons where they must endure endless assaults by Bangladeshi authorities.
Since so many are denied refugee status, the Rohingya exist in a sort of legal limbo, where their very existence goes unrecognized and the future remains uncertain.
Note: Sorry this video report is not in English, but the images are among the best I have found detailing the plight of the Rohingya.