Having fled waves of violence, more than 900,000 members of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority now languish in refugee camps in neighboring Bangladesh. A Reuters investigation has found the Myanmar government is taking steps that threaten to make the purge of the Rohingya permanent.
This is the village of Inn Din in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State. Rohingya Muslims and Buddhist villagers were once neighbors here. The brown houses belonged to the Rohingya.
In August 2017, all 6,000 Rohingya residents fled a brutal army campaign. Their houses were burned to the ground and then bulldozed, erasing any remnant of their lives there.