HIGH DEFINITION | With Lauren Izso | Sunday, January 13th 201943min
i24NEWS Maël Benoliel decided to go somewhere in between Myanmar and Bangladesh where there are persecuted people, unable to live as dignified members of society. They are the Rohingyas. Everything began in August 2017, during which a handful of attacks on security forces led to a military crackdown on the minority Muslim Rohingya population of Myanmar. The Myanmar army called it an operation against the insurgency but first-hand testimony told of arson, sexual violence and human trafficking among other war crimes. This situation forces the Rohingyas to flee to nearby Bangladesh, where the majority of the population lives in the confines of a refugee camp. They are forbidden to live or work outsides the Kutupalong refugee camp. The Rohingyas are hundreds of thousands of people with no status, no nationality, and no land. In the refugee camp, their homes are made of plastic tarps reinforced with bamboo. The water is contaminated, leading to horrific illness and scares medical care. Find out what life is like inside the world's biggest refugee camp in the documentary. Since the creation of the documentary, the Rohingyas have continued to suffer in the face of discrimination and also to rehabilitate with hope for their future. The hundreds of thousands of people begin to be repatriated. Bangladesh and Myanmar agreed to begin to repatriate the Rohingyas who fled but they refused to board the buses, which were sent to them saying they need international protection. The repatriation is then on hold. Have more with Ali Kabir from the World Commission for Human Rights London.