Rohingya refugees risk dangerous journeys to escape violence

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.

by

    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.

    Southeast Bangladesh is the main entry point for Rohingya refugees, but they still have to walk for 40km before they can find any help.

    Thousands continue to enter Bangladesh every day.

    Al Jazeera's Maher Sattar reports from Shah Porir Dwip, southeast Bangladesh.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Unification: Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

    Unification: Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

    We explore how Salah Ed-Din unified the Muslim states and recaptured the holy city of Jerusalem from the crusaders.