The many Rohingya from Burma are positively welcomed in their poor host country. But the local population is overwhelmed in the long term.
"We can feed 160 million people, so we can feed 700,000 Rohingya refugees," says Bangladesh’s prime minister Photo: dpa
By now, there are likely more Burmese Rohingya in the border area than local Bangladeshis. In the last two weeks, a good third of all Rohingya from Burma (Myanmar) have fled to the neighboring country. The minority is seeking protection from a brutal military offensive against so-called terrorists.