On 9th October, police border guard posts in Rakhine State were attacked. The government has accused some Rohingya of being responsible for the attacks. This has prompted a massive crackdown on the local Rohingya population.
Horrific human rights violations have taken place, with reports of military and security services killing hundreds of villagers, raping dozens of women, burning homes and even throwing children into the flames.
But restrictions on aid may end up killing even more people.
"Unless urgent action is taken more Rohingya people will be dying from starvation than from bullets and bombs fired by the Burmese Army," said Tun Khin, President of the Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK.
At least 35,000 people have been displaced in recent attacks by the military, and more than 120,000 people have been living in squalid camps since fleeing attacks in 2012. They are all dependent on aid, but since 9th October, the government and military are stopping them from receiving it.
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the Commander-in-Chief of the military Min Aung Hlaing have ignored all calls to allow aid in. Only someone with the stature of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon may have a chance to get them to let aid in.