In Burma, the stateless Rohingya minority, estimated at 1.3 million people, is systematically discriminated against by both the authorities and extremist Buddhist monks.
Stripped of their Burmese nationality, the Rohingya have no access to schools, hospitals or the labour market. Many members of this Muslim minority are even herded into camps and rely on humanitarian aid to survive.
Thousands of them regularly try to emigrate to Thailand, Malaysia or Indonesia, in the hope of a better life. But their journeys on makeshift boats often end in tragedy. Our reporter went to meet them.