Night-vision video shows desperate conditions for Rohingya in Myanmar

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 01:06:46 AM. The original version of this story appeared on Sky News. We have witnessed scenes of shocking deprivation and desperation among thousands of stranded Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, including emaciated women and newborn babies who have been dumped on beaches and left to die. Sky News has managed to...
The original version of this story appeared on Sky News. We have witnessed scenes of shocking deprivation and desperation among thousands of stranded Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, including emaciated women and newborn babies who have been dumped on beaches and left to die. Sky News has managed to film the first independent evidence from Rakhine State -- the center of Myanmar's brutal crackdown against the Rohingya. It shows a truly alarming humanitarian crisis of huge proportions is taking place right here, right now, as you are reading this. And there is little intervention by the international community to halt it. It also defies the claim by the Myanmar authorities that its army is simply enforcing security to curb terrorist activity. SkyNewsRohingya Muslims stranded in Myanmar were filmed by a Sky News team that entered the country from Bangladesh." We traveled by fishing boat in the middle of the night via a circuitous route from south Bangladesh to Myanmar. We are keeping the journey details secret to avoid the route being closed down by either the Bangladeshi or Myanmar authorities. When we landed at Dang Khali Saur in Maungdaw district, there were crowds of people already in the shallows crying out for help. An elderly, severely malnourished woman was among the first we saw. Her arms and legs were so shrunken from lack of food, she could barely stand. As she fell forward, I reached out to help steady her and found I could put my fingers around her upper arm, she was...Read more
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