Bangladesh denies entry to Rohingya refugees

Border officials see refugees fleeing sectarian violence in Myanmar as economic burdens.

    The United Nations has called for "urgent action" to prevent the spread of inter-communal violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state, after recent clashes killed dozens of people and left tens of thousands homeless.

    The government has estimated that more than 22,500 people have been displaced from their homes in the last week and more than 4,600 houses have been burnt.

    Many Rohingya refugees trying to flee to neighbouring Bangladesh have been denied entrance by Bangladeshi border troops because they are viewed as economic burdens for the country.  

    Al Jazeera's Nicolas Haque reports from the town of Teknaf on the Myanmar-Bangladesh border.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

    Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

    No country in the world recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

    Sadly but frankly, Donald Trump is not going anywhere

    Sadly but frankly, Donald Trump is not going anywhere

    Trump isn't going to be impeached by this or perhaps any future Congress as currently constituted.

    Defeating ISIL

    Defeating ISIL

    An animated timeline of how ISIL captured and lost key cities in Syria and Iraq.