There is little sign of an end in sight — the fighting appears to have deepened animosities between the two communities, with growing calls among Buddhists for the Rohingya to be removed.
However, Mullah and his wife said they have no regrets about choosing each other.
They even hope that one day they will be able to return to the lives they knew before and help reconcile the two communities.
“I want to go back to the city, where I lived for so many years,” Mullah said. “I would be very happy to live with Rakhine people.”