The dire humanitarian situation continues in the IDP camps of Rathedaung township as residents have no access to medical care and livelihood.
Hospitals in the area continue to refuse medical treatment for the Muslim population and there is no presence of the international medical charities, presumably due to restrictions by the government.
There is also no access to livelihood as the IDPs are strictly prevented from leaving the camps and as a result there is no access to food. Ration cuts by WFP has worsened the situation and there are chronic food shortages in Anak Parang and Cilkhali.
One correspondent says the camps are full of children who look more like walking skeletons.
Many international agencies have described the conditions of the Arakan Muslim IDP camps as the worst in the world.
Meanwhile a 38 year woman named Kala Banu died in the IDP camp on September 17. Like everyone else, she did not have any access to medical facilities.
Activists say the denial of medical treatment by the government is a cold blooded attempt to force the Rohingyas to abandon Arakan. While government clinics have long refused access for Muslims, the government cracked down on medical charities most notably the MSF in 2014 on allegations they were biased towards the Muslims.
The restriction of livelihood is another way in which authorities are trying to get Rohingyas to leave, say activists. They say by not allowing the Rohingyas to leave their neighbourhoods, there is no way of earning money as work is absent in their own areas (most farmlands have also been confiscated). Without an income, there is no way to buy food from the markets. The end result is starvation. Faced with limited choices, the victims will be forced to leave.
Activists say that following the riots of 2012, and the increased international media attention, the government is relying on more subtle ways to achieve their aims of expelling the Rohingyas. Whereas death by violence makes news and attracts attention, a slower death by denying medical care and livelihood makes the same impact in the long run without creating sensational headlines.