“For a lot of these people, [our work] is the difference between whether they eat, or don’t eat.”
Cause and Effect: How did this Happen?
The Rohingya have been described as some of the world’s most persecuted people. They are known as being ‘stateless’ because of the way the Myanmar government refuses to recognise them as part of the country’s ethnic groups. This means that they not only lack legal protection, but they are regarded as refugees and face strong hostility wherever they go.
Many Rohingya people have been fleeing Myanmar in an attempt to escape the torment they have suffered. Many families have taken refuge in other countries and states in south-east Asia; but many more are still on the road with little more to their name than the clothes on their backs.
Rohingya refugee families have to cope with crippling hunger, malnourishment, dehydration and homelessness on a daily basis – not to mention the mental suffering caused by such huge losses in their everyday lives.