Stateless Rohingya in Sittwe IDP Camps
SITTWE , MYANMAR - JULY 18 : A Rohingya man operating a mobile phone and electric battery charging business, in Sittwe, Rakhine State Myanmar on July 18 2015. Using both solar power & generators they charge batteries belonging to others in the camp whom don't have access to power. An estimated 110,000 ethnic Rohingya live in an overcrowded IDP camp in the outskirts of Sittwe. The Rohingya continually make attempts to flee the camps by fishing boat and seek asylum in neighbouring Islamic countries however often fall victim to human traffickers. At current they are a stateless people believed to be illegal immigrants from Bangladesh. According to the UN the Rohingya are one of the most persecuted minorities in the world. (Photo by Asanka Brendon Ratnayake/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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