The Forgotten People
The Rohingyas continue to live without citizenship and in constant fear of abuse. In this archive report we look back at their situation five years ago and ask whether anything has changed for this minority.
"My people are rotting", despairs one refugee. The Bangladesh government, classes the Rohingyas as illegal immigrants. According to the UNHCR, guards at the displacement camp are accused of; "forcing refugees into prostitution, extortion and stealing food". But unbelievably, the Rohingyas here are the lucky ones. Thousands more live in slums along the Naj river without the basic protection of the UN. Bangladesh refuses to feed them and bans any outside agency providing aid. "We survive by collecting leaves and boiling them", states one woman. "No-one cares about us".FULL SYNOPSIS