(CNN)More than 500,000 Rohingya refugees have fled violence in Myanmar and are seeking refuge in Bangladesh, according to the United Nations.

The Rohingya, an ethnic minority, have been denied citizenship by Myanmar for generations.In Bangladesh, tens of thousands of refugees flee over the border from Burma.In Bangladesh, tens of thousands of refugees flee over the border from Burma.In Bangladesh, tens of thousands of refugees flee over the border from Burma.Food and basic safety are constant worries for the refugees. There are several organizations on the ground in Bangladesh to help the arriving refugees. You can make a difference by clicking the button below:Rohingya refugee Sona Banu is carried ashore on September 27, by Nobi Hossain after crossing the Naf River by boat from Myanmar to near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. As many as 400,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since August 25, according to the United Nations. The Rohingya are a Muslim minority who live in Myanmar's Rakhine state but are not recognized there as citizens. They are considered by human rights groups to be among the world's most persecuted people.Rohingya refugee Sona Banu is carried ashore on September 27, by Nobi Hossain after crossing the Naf River by boat from Myanmar to near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. As many as 400,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since August 25, according to the United Nations. The Rohingya are a Muslim minority who live in Myanmar's Rakhine state but are not recognized there as citizens. They are considered by human rights groups to be among the world's most persecuted people. Photos: Rohingya refugees flee MyanmarRohingya refugee Sona Banu is carried ashore on September 27, by Nobi Hossain after crossing the Naf River by boat from Myanmar to near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. As many as 400,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since August 25, according to the United Nations. The Rohingya are a Muslim minority who live in Myanmar’s Rakhine state but are not recognized there as citizens. They are considered by human rights groups to be among the world’s most persecuted people.Hide Caption 1 of 29Dildar Begum, a Rohingya woman, and her daughter, Noor Kalima, recover from injuries at Sadar Hospital in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, after fleeing their home in Rakhine state. Begum said her husband was killed and she and her daughter were attacked by Burmese soldiers.Dildar Begum, a Rohingya woman, and her daughter, Noor Kalima, recover from injuries at Sadar Hospital in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, after fleeing their home in Rakhine state. Begum said her husband was killed and she and her daughter were attacked by Burmese soldiers. Photos: Rohingya refugees flee MyanmarDildar Begum, a Rohingya woman, and her daughter, Noor Kalima, recover from injuries at Sadar Hospital in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, after fleeing their home in Rakhine state. Begum said her husband was killed and she and her daughter were attacked by Burmese soldiers.Hide Caption 2 of 29Burnt villages are seen on September 27, near Maungdaw in Myanmar's northern Rakhine state.Burnt villages are seen on September 27, near Maungdaw in Myanmar's northern Rakhine state. Photos: Rohingya refugees flee MyanmarBurnt villages are seen on September 27, near Maungdaw in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state.Hide Caption 3 of 29Rohingya men stand in line on September 19, to collect food distributed by aid agencies in Balukhali refugee camp in Bangladesh.Rohingya men stand in line on September 19, to collect food distributed by aid agencies in Balukhali refugee camp in Bangladesh. Photos: Rohingya refugees flee MyanmarRohingya men stand in line on September 19, to collect food distributed by aid agencies in Balukhali refugee camp in Bangladesh.Hide Caption 4 of 29People scramble to catch food distributed by aid groups on September 18, at the Balukhali refugee camp in Bangladesh.People scramble to catch food distributed by aid groups on September 18, at the Balukhali refugee camp in Bangladesh. Photos: Rohingya refugees flee MyanmarPeople scramble to catch food distributed by aid groups on September 18, at the Balukhali refugee camp in Bangladesh.Hide Caption 5 of 29Rohingya refugees take cover from monsoon rains on September 17, in the Balukhali refugee camp in Bangladesh.Rohingya refugees take cover from monsoon rains on September 17, in the Balukhali refugee camp in Bangladesh. Photos: Rohingya refugees flee MyanmarRohingya refugees take cover from monsoon rains on September 17, in the Balukhali refugee camp in Bangladesh.Hide Caption 6 of 29A Bangladeshi border guard keeps watch on September 16, near the beach of Sharapuri Dwip, where many Rohingya refugees land after crossing from Myanmar.A Bangladeshi border guard keeps watch on September 16, near the beach of Sharapuri Dwip, where many Rohingya refugees land after crossing from Myanmar. Photos: Rohingya refugees flee MyanmarA Bangladeshi border guard keeps watch on September 16, near the beach of Sharapuri Dwip, where many Rohingya refugees land after crossing from Myanmar.Hide Caption 7 of 29Rohingya refugees disembark from a boat on September 13, on the Bangladeshi side of the Naf River. Rohingya refugees disembark from a boat on September 13, on the Bangladeshi side of the Naf River. Photos: Rohingya refugees flee MyanmarRohingya refugees disembark from a boat on September 13, on the Bangladeshi side of the Naf River. Hide Caption 8 of 2910 graphic warning single10 graphic warning single Photos: Rohingya refugees flee MyanmarHide Caption 9 of 29Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar hold their infant son Abdul Masood, <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/14/asia/myanmar-rohingya-muslim-family-mourns-infant-son/index.html" target="_blank">who died when their boat capsized</a> just before reaching Bangladesh on September 13.Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar hold their infant son Abdul Masood, <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/14/asia/myanmar-rohingya-muslim-family-mourns-infant-son/index.html" target="_blank">who died when their boat capsized</a> just before reaching Bangladesh on September 13. Photos: Rohingya refugees flee MyanmarRohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar hold their infant son Abdul Masood, who died when their boat capsized just before reaching Bangladesh on September 13.Hide Caption 10 of 29Rohingya refugee Rashida Begum stands next to her 15-year-old son, Azizul Hoque, as he is treated on September 13, at a hospital in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. He sustained a landmine injury while crossing from Myanmar to Bangladesh.Rohingya refugee Rashida Begum stands next to her 15-year-old son, Azizul Hoque, as he is treated on September 13, at a hospital in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. He sustained a landmine injury while crossing from Myanmar to Bangladesh. Photos: Rohingya refugees flee MyanmarRohingya refugee Rashida Begum stands next to her 15-year-old son, Azizul Hoque, as he is treated on September 13, at a hospital in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. He sustained a landmine injury while crossing from Myanmar to Bangladesh.Hide Caption 11 of 29Rohingya refugees bury Nur Ali in Kutupalong, Bangladesh, on September 13. Ali was a 50-year-old man who died of gunshot wounds he sustained while fleeing violence in Myanmar. Rohingya refugees bury Nur Ali in Kutupalong, Bangladesh, on September 13. Ali was a 50-year-old man who died of gunshot wounds he sustained while fleeing violence in Myanmar. Photos: Rohingya refugees flee MyanmarRohingya refugees bury Nur Ali in Kutupalong, Bangladesh, on September 13. Ali was a 50-year-old man who died of gunshot wounds he sustained while fleeing violence in Myanmar. Hide Caption 12 of 29Nur Ali's son, Abul Basar, reacts while attending his father's funeral on September 13, in Bangladesh. In Myanmar, <a href="http://edition.cnn.com/2017/09/09/asia/rohingya-crisis-ceasefire/index.html" target="_blank">the latest outbreak of violence</a> came after a series of alleged attacks by Rohingya militants on government border posts. In response, Myanmar's military intensified "clearance operations" against "terrorists," driving thousands of people from their homes. <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/13/asia/myanmar-rakhine-state-villages/index.html" target="_blank">Satellite photos</a> released by Human Rights Watch showed entire villages torched to the ground in clashes between Myanmar's armed forces and local militants.Nur Ali's son, Abul Basar, reacts while attending his father's funeral on September 13, in Bangladesh. In Myanmar, <a href="http://edition.cnn.com/2017/09/09/asia/rohingya-crisis-ceasefire/index.html" target="_blank">the latest outbreak of violence</a> came after a series of alleged attacks by Rohingya militants on government border posts. In response, Myanmar's military intensified "clearance operations" against "terrorists," driving thousands of people from their homes. <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/13/asia/myanmar-rakhine-state-villages/index.html" target="_blank">Satellite photos</a> released by Human Rights Watch showed entire villages torched to the ground in clashes between Myanmar's armed forces and local militants. Photos: Rohingya refugees flee MyanmarNur Ali’s son, Abul Basar, reacts while attending his father’s funeral on September 13, in Bangladesh. In Myanmar, the latest outbreak of violence came after a series of alleged attacks by Rohingya militants on government border posts. In response, Myanmar’s military intensified “clearance operations” against “terrorists,” driving thousands of people from their homes. Satellite photos released by Human Rights Watch showed entire villages torched to the ground in clashes between Myanmar’s armed forces and local militants.Hide Caption 13 of 29Rohingya children flee the Rakhine state by boat on Tuesday, September 12.Rohingya children flee the Rakhine state by boat on Tuesday, September 12. Photos: Rohingya refugees flee MyanmarRohingya children flee the Rakhine state by boat on Tuesday, September 12.Hide Caption 14 of 29A woman collapses on September 12, after the wooden boat she and other refugees were traveling in crashed into the shore in Dakhinpara, Bangladesh.A woman collapses on September 12, after the wooden boat she and other refugees were traveling in crashed into the shore in Dakhinpara, Bangladesh. Photos: Rohingya refugees flee MyanmarA woman collapses on September 12, after the wooden boat she and other refugees were traveling in crashed into the shore in Dakhinpara, Bangladesh.Hide Caption 15 of 29The woman is carried to shore after her boat crashed in Dakhinpara.The woman is carried to shore after her boat crashed in Dakhinpara. Photos: Rohingya refugees flee MyanmarThe woman is carried to shore after her boat crashed in Dakhinpara.Hide Caption 16 of 29A Rohingya woman cries after the boat crash in Dakhinpara on September 12.A Rohingya woman cries after the boat crash in Dakhinpara on September 12. Photos: Rohingya refugees flee MyanmarA Rohingya woman cries after the boat crash in Dakhinpara on September 12.Hide Caption 17 of 29Refugees jump from the boat in Dakhinpara on September 12.Refugees jump from the boat in Dakhinpara on September 12. Photos: Rohingya refugees flee MyanmarRefugees jump from the boat in Dakhinpara on September 12.Hide Caption 18 of 29A Rohingya child holds a baby on September 12, as refugees wade through the Naf River in Bangladesh.A Rohingya child holds a baby on September 12, as refugees wade through the Naf River in Bangladesh. Photos: Rohingya refugees flee MyanmarA Rohingya child holds a baby on September 12, as refugees wade through the Naf River in Bangladesh.Hide Caption 19 of 29Rohingya men pray on September 11, in a makeshift shelter near Cox's Bazar.Rohingya men pray on September 11, in a makeshift shelter near Cox's Bazar. Photos: Rohingya refugees flee MyanmarRohingya men pray on September 11, in a makeshift shelter near Cox’s Bazar.Hide Caption 20 of 29Bangladeshi volunteers distribute food on September 10, to Rohingya refugees in Chittagong, Bangladesh.Bangladeshi volunteers distribute food on September 10, to Rohingya refugees in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Photos: Rohingya refugees flee MyanmarBangladeshi volunteers distribute food on September 10, to Rohingya refugees in Chittagong, Bangladesh.Hide Caption 21 of 29Rohingya refugees walk across paddy fields on September 9, after crossing the border in Gundum, Bangladesh.Rohingya refugees walk across paddy fields on September 9, after crossing the border in Gundum, Bangladesh. Photos: Rohingya refugees flee MyanmarRohingya refugees walk across paddy fields on September 9, after crossing the border in Gundum, Bangladesh.Hide Caption 22 of 29A boat full of Rohingya refugees arrives on September 9, on the Bangladeshi side of the Naf River.A boat full of Rohingya refugees arrives on September 9, on the Bangladeshi side of the Naf River. Photos: Rohingya refugees flee MyanmarA boat full of Rohingya refugees arrives on September 9, on the Bangladeshi side of the Naf River.Hide Caption 23 of 29A girl is carried to safety after crossing the Naf River on September 9.A girl is carried to safety after crossing the Naf River on September 9. Photos: Rohingya refugees flee MyanmarA girl is carried to safety after crossing the Naf River on September 9.Hide Caption 24 of 29Rohingya men reach out for relief supplies on September 9, at a refugee camp in Bangladesh.Rohingya men reach out for relief supplies on September 9, at a refugee camp in Bangladesh. Photos: Rohingya refugees flee MyanmarRohingya men reach out for relief supplies on September 9, at a refugee camp in Bangladesh.Hide Caption 25 of 29A Rohingya girl carries supplies on September 9, at a refugee camp in Ukhia, Bangladesh.A Rohingya girl carries supplies on September 9, at a refugee camp in Ukhia, Bangladesh. Photos: Rohingya refugees flee MyanmarA Rohingya girl carries supplies on September 9, at a refugee camp in Ukhia, Bangladesh.Hide Caption 26 of 29Refugees gather on the shoreline after arriving September 8, in Dakhinpara.Refugees gather on the shoreline after arriving September 8, in Dakhinpara. Photos: Rohingya refugees flee MyanmarRefugees gather on the shoreline after arriving September 8, in Dakhinpara.Hide Caption 27 of 29A Bangladeshi border guard orders Rohingya refugees to return to the Myanmar side of a small canal on August 29. Bangladesh has been struggling to cope with the influx of refugees.A Bangladeshi border guard orders Rohingya refugees to return to the Myanmar side of a small canal on August 29. Bangladesh has been struggling to cope with the influx of refugees. Photos: Rohingya refugees flee MyanmarA Bangladeshi border guard orders Rohingya refugees to return to the Myanmar side of a small canal on August 29. Bangladesh has been struggling to cope with the influx of refugees.Hide Caption 28 of 29Bangladeshi border guards stand watch on August 26, as Rohingya refugees escape fresh gunfire near Myanmar's Rakhine state.Bangladeshi border guards stand watch on August 26, as Rohingya refugees escape fresh gunfire near Myanmar's Rakhine state. 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