Earlier this month, Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa went to Myanmar to see for himself the situation on the ground in troubled Rakhine State. As expected, he saw a huge landscape of humanitarian needs — shelter that was more for protection than as makeshift tents, food, medicine and other basics.
As a result of deadly communal conflicts that broke out in May last year, some 8,500 Rakhine now live in 31 refugee camps, while more than 110,000 Rohingya are crammed into 35. They have lost loved ones and their homes. They are surviving on humanitarian aid.