A Rohingya girl holding a copy of the Koran in a refugee camp.
Following attacks by Rohingya militants against several police posts on 25 August 2017 hundreds of thousands of Rohingya civilians fled their homes in Rhakine State, crossing over the border into Bangladesh as the Burmese military launched a furious response. In the month following the militant's attack almost 7,000 Rohingya civilians, including at least 730 children under the age of five, were killed. The UN have described military action as 'a textbook example of ethnic cleansing' and claimed the campaign to be 'clearly disproportionate'. By April 2018 around 900,000 Rohingya has fled into Bangladesh living mostly in camps but also among hosts in the community.