Analysts say the military’s deadly crackdown on Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state has led to a demise of press freedom.
Katie Arnold is a freelance journalist based in Myanmar. She writes about human rights and development issues.
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‘I don’t want to [return], we will never be safe in Myanmar, we need to do the best we can here in Bangladesh.’
“If we go back we’ll be either tortured or killed… [Hear] our stories of sorrow… how [would you] feel in our shoes?”
“We don’t want a religious conflict, we just want to follow our religion in [a peaceful] way.”
“I would like the world to help us get our own country back or offer us another country that we could live in.”
Bangladeshi citizens have rallied together to provide much-needed food and shelter to Rohingya refugees.
‘I want the world to put themselves in our shoes – we are humans in the same way that you are humans.’
“I feel like the outside world is supporting us a lot and that makes me feel better. I want everyone to hear our story.”
“We want to go home and we want peace. I believe the world is watching our crisis and that they are trying to help us.”
“Bangladeshi people are being very kind, donating clothes and food, but I have not seen any international organisation.”