Bangladesh has seen many refugees from their neighboring countries. So far, this most recent flood of refugees has been the biggest movement. Bangladesh has taken extreme measures like banning aid groups from helping the refugees. Even with Bangladesh stopping refugees there are still serious problems. Bangladesh has started not registering refugees. They think that not registering refugees will allow some of them to come back to Myanmar.
Bangladesh is a poor country trying to advance. It can not support the flood of refugees anymore. Bangladesh has now refused to take in anymore Rohingya refugees. Myanmar is forcing them out, but Bangladesh is forcing them back into Myanmar. Bangladesh has no put more border guards to keep the Rohingya out. Despite the fact that Bangladesh is putting more pressure on the border, Rohingya are still slipping across the border at night.
Supplies in these refugees camps have been stretched thin. Aid workers have seen people fight over clean water, since there isn't nearly enough of it. Bangladesh is a poor country and can not handle the amount of refugees. It is a never ending stream of refugees coming into Bangladesh. The conditions in these camp are ready for diseases. Many governments have sent aid, and more are trying.
The Rohingya and the Myanmar military have been battling for years. The first escalation that was violent was in June of 2012. A Buddhist woman was raped and murdered and that started the more violent episodes and clashes. Death of both Buddhist's and Muslims were increasing. The Myanmar authorities failed to act quickly, and have been criticized. Some think that there could be a religious aspects to the conflicts. The crisis is growing as more and more Rohingya refuges flee to Bangladesh.
The Rohingya are an Muslim minority in Myanmar. They have faced centuries of persecution, but the past few months the Myanmar government have turned up the heat literally and figuratively. The Myanmar military have gone into Rakhine state and burned whole villages. The UN has called this a textbook case of ethnic cleansing. Myanmar is a mostly Buddhist country and so this ethnic cleansing is supported by the population of Burma. Aung San Suu Kyi who is the leader of Burma has acknowledged the fact the problems, but has decided to ignore most allegations. Aung San Suu Kyi was thought to be the leader that would help bring and end to these issues.
Thousands of Rohingya refugees are fleeing Myanmar and going into refugee camps in Bangladesh. The camps have become crowded. Supplies and volunteers are being stretched thin. Well meaning people have been throwing clothing and money out from trucks. The refugees are chasing the trucks trying to get whatever they can. Conditions have become serious. Refugees are becoming desperate and leaving their pride, because the situation is dire.