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Key figures

  • 2,622,000 People affected [?]
  • 1,135,000 People displaced [?]
  • 1,630,000 People in Need [?]



The Rohingya, an ethnic minority, have long-been marginalised and persecuted in Myanmar, and the country’s 1982 Citizenship Act effectively rendered the Rohingyas stateless. Several episodes of violence in Rakhine state since 1978 have displaced the Rohingyas, mostly to Bangladesh, but significantly smaller numbers also fled to countries including Malaysia and India.? The most severe and most recent episode took place in August 2017, following attacks by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) - a group claiming to fight for the liberation of the Rohingya, but also accused of massacres against Hindus in Rakhine - against multiple Myanmar police posts. The Myanmar Army responded with widespread violence, burning down Rohingya villages and killing civilians? 

More than 741,000 Rohingyas have fled to Bangladesh since 2017, bringing the overall number of Rohingyas in the country to some 910,619 people. At least 128,000 Rohingyas in Rakhine are living in some 24 IDP camps, most of them in Sittwe Township. They are denied freedom of movement, and are relying on aid to survive.?

Latest Developments


The Bangladesh government has announced it will offer formal schooling for Rohingya refugee children up to the age of 14 and skills training for those older than 14. A pilot program will begin with 10,000 students, though the timeline remains unclear. Lessons will be taught using Myanmar curriculum, which the government and UNICEF are designing. There are 400,000 school-aged children living in the refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar.?