The International Observatory on Statelessness

Rohingya from Burma

  1. Thousands of undocumented Rohingya in Bangladesh are beyond the protection of the UNHCR.
  2. Unrecognized and unwanted in Bangladesh
  3. Discriminatory citizenship laws imposed by the Burmese government
  4. Men and young boys fill a small mosque
  5. Unable to seek protection by the UNHCR.
  6. Infant mortality is extremely high
  7. No choice but to leave Burma for Bangladesh.
  8. Bangladesh claims they are illegal economic migrants.
  9. Most of the women in the group have not seen their husbands in months.
  10. Half of the camp population are children born in Bangladesh.