The Muslim minority in Myanmar continues to face increasing persecution and hardship. They have no social status in Myanmar as the government denies them citizenship rights.
Those who flee Myanmar to neighboring countries, including Thailand, in hope of a better future face similar risks.
International bodies and human rights organizations accuse the government of turning a blind eye to the violence against Rohingya women.
The United Nations recognizes the Rohingya Muslims living in Myanmar’s Rakhine state as one of the world’s most persecuted communities.
The developments come after dozens of Muslims were killed in recent attacks by Buddhist extremists in Myanmar as a new wave of ethnic and sectarian violence targeted Rohingya Muslims in the troubled State.
Last year, Rakhine saw a wave of violence against the Muslim community that left hundreds of people dead.
Myanmar government has been repeatedly criticized for failing to protect the Rohingya Muslims.