More than 600,000 Rohingya have fled across the border to Bangladesh, and are living in refugee camps, many of which are located in a swampy sort of "buffer zone" along the border between the two countries.
"We cannot accept that people are being killed, tortured, or oppressed, because of their religious convictions or beliefs," Adina Portaru with ADF International said in a statement after the report's release.
New this year, the report also highlighted signs of hope related to religious freedom in these countries, "in an attempt to appreciate glimmers of light in otherwise dark places," its co-authors reported.
Four particular signs of hope were highlighted by the report, among others mentioned within each country's report.
One such sign of hope is the Interfaith Rainforest Initiative, which met at a conference in Oslo and included religious and indigenous leaders from 21 countries who met with forest advocates, climate scientists and human rights experts "to develop goals and actions, along with milestones to mark their progress."
Another sign of hope was the Global Anglican commission, a new initiative launched in England and designed to "bring mutual understanding and build trust where there is ignorance, fear and hostility" between different faith groups.
The third highlighted sign of hope was the renewal of a commitment to peace and reconciliation by Burundi's faith leaders, who also called on the international community to "re-establish good diplomatic relationships" with their government.
The fourth "sweet note of religious harmony" highlighted in the report was in Indonesia, whose Constitutional Court issued a ruling last year that upholds religious freedom and ensures equality before the law regardless of a person's faith.
The report also recommended the strengthening of the position of the Special Envoy of the group, Jan Figel, by making it a full-time position with adequate human and financial resources.
"[W]e as an Intergroup are committed to do what is possible within our power to prevent the continued violation of freedom of religion or belief," the report said. "We must put the people of the world before our financial and political interests."