Aid workers say the Rohingya crisis at the Bangladesh-Myanmar border is now one of the biggest humanitarian crises in the world.
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Reports emerged last week that Myanmar’s army has been planting land mines targeting Rohingya fleeing across the border to Bangladesh. Since then, several explosions have been reported.
The boat passage into Bangladesh from Myanmar is difficult and most Rohingya have no local currency to pay for it, especially since some of the smugglers charge exorbitant fees. They claim that they are risking their lives to take people across.
A year after Bangladesh and India swapped enclaves they held inside each others borders, many residents are still waiting for promises to be kept.
The Bangladeshi government has observed its first Genocide Day, marking the anniversary of a crackdown on civilians by Pakistani forces in 1971.
Every year, thousands of book lovers from across Bangladesh converge on the capital for the Ekushey Book Fair, one of the country’s biggest cultural events.
Improved electrical wiring is being installed and new roads built in the aftermath of a blaze that damaged 500 homes.
Differences in how the two countries have treated the persecuted Rohingya could not be more stark.
Some hid in rice fields, others ate only leaves while making the long journey by foot across the border into Bangladesh.
City once notorious globally for its thick blanket of smog now outperforms San Francisco, Melbourne, Paris and Berlin.