The two-year Rohingya crisis in three timelapse satellite GIFs

While nearly one million Rohingya are stuck in limbo in sprawling camps in Bangladesh, their former homes in Myanmar are largely off limits to aid agencies and rights groups. But satellites hovering 700 kilometres above have kept a close watch as the refugee crisis has unfolded.

In August 2017, a military purge in Myanmar’s Rakhine State pushed more than…