Ultimately, this has forced the Rohingya to live in a state of uncertainty – without hope for any real solution to their displacement and without the tools to become self-reliant. Perhaps the remarks of the Rohingya themselves are the best evidence of this gap in protection. Abu Khatul, a registered refugee in UNHCR’s Kutupalong camp, lamented to me, “I tried to go back once and it was the same as before, but here, in Bangladesh we are just passing time. This is life? We have no soil under our feet. Nothing is ours- it’s an uncertain life. We can’t go back there, but here we’re not living, not working, we have no resources, and not all our needs are met. I am hopeful in another future for another country.” While other persecuted groups from Burma, like the Chin and the Karen have been resettled in the U.S. in large numbers, the plight of the Rohingya has largely been ignored.