Dozens of people emerged from the dark, eerie waters, carrying babies, small children and stuffed plastic bags through the depth of the night, their faces barely visible under the dim stars. Setting foot on the remote shores of Shah Porir island in southern Bangladesh, they were the lucky ones.
A Bangladesh border guard walks amongst Rohingya refugees walking in an area near no man’s land on the Bangladesh side of the border with Myanmar after crossing the Naf River on October 17, 2017. (AFP)
Scrambling across the sand
A Rohingya refugee gets an oral cholera vaccine in Palang Khali, near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, October 17, 2017. (Reuters)
A Bangladesh border guard soldier stops newly arrived Rohingya Muslims, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, AP