The Rohingya are stateless with nowhere to go. Driven by fear many are congregating in huge makeshift camps on the edge of the Rahkine town of Sittwe.
Respiratory tract infections, diarrhea and malnutrition are on the increase as refugees in the camps have no access to hospitals and get no medical care. A small number of volunteers visit on an occasional basis, but they tell us there is no way they can see everyone who needs help.
Saulama Hafu is 5 years old and extremely malnourished. There is nothing but rice to eat in the camp. Inadequate diet and terrible sanitary conditions have left her dangerously ill.
Two foreign doctors visit this camp not far from Sittwe. They are here unofficially and do not want their faces shown. NGOs are having great difficulty getting permission to come in and help.
Tens of thousands of Muslim Rohingya are forced to live in apalling conditions after fleeing from their homes.
A girl wearing "thanaka" on her face carries her brother. The traditional cosmetic made form tree bark is used as sunscreen, insect repellent and antiseptic. After nearly half a year in the camps doctors are afraid more an more children are at risk of acute malnutrition.