The Rohingya are a mainly Muslim ethnic minority in Myanmar, which originates from the Indian subcontinent. For centuries, they have lived predominantly in Myanmar's western state of Rakhine - also known as Arakan.
Viewed by the UN and the US as one of the world's most persecuted minorities, thousands of Rohingya from Myanmar and Bangladesh flee their countries every year in an attempt to reach mainly Muslim-majority countries. They are not officially recognized by the Myanmar government as citizens. The Buddhist majority there has been accused of subjecting them to discrimination and violence. This page shows an automatic compilation of DW content.
We hear from Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, where armed militants have gained a foothold in the world's largest refugee camp. And we discover how Rohingya are using songs and stories to preserve their culture. Plus, we meet the Colombian musician turning guns into guitars, and the South Korean activist making her country more inclusive for people with disabilities.
Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who fled violence in Myanmar are now living in refugee camps in Bangladesh. Having lost everything to find safety, they are determined to preserve their musical and storytelling traditions. The project Music in Exile, supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, aims to record these songs and stories. DW spoke to the project's co-founder, Sasha Ingber.