Escaping “open air prisons,” tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have recently attempted to flee Myanmar (Burma), paying traffickers to take them by sea to Thailand and Malaysia. Last week, nearly 2,000 Rohingya migrants were rescued off the coast of Thailand, many forced to swim ashore to Malaysia and Indonesia. The Guardian takes a look at the conditions these people are fleeing from, a devastating look at the Aung Ming Lar ghetto.
A Look At Why The Rohingyas Are Fleeing
Original article by Sara Perria published in the The Guardian on 05/13/2015