We walked for four hours without any food and water to reach the border at 1 a.m.We paid 25,000 Myanmar kyat (£14) to a broker to cross.' Intercepted by Bangladesh border guards, Rehana's family narrowly escaped being sent home.They caught my uncle and my younger brother and we don't know whether they are dead or alive' Fatema sits beside her one-day-old daughter Aasma in Kutupalang.Fatema fled to Bangladesh from Jambuinna village in Myanmar two months ago after her house was burnt down by the military. 'Our situation is better than many other refugees as my husband Mohammad Alom works here as a day labourer.Asmot said she came to the camp one month ago with neighbours from Nagpura village.In Myanmar her father-in-law was killed and their home burnt down by the Myanmar military As Marijaan holds her 25-day-old daughter Noor Habi, her son peers over her shoulder.The systematic persecution of minority Muslims is on the rise across Burma and not confined to the northwestern state of Rakhine, where recent violence has sent nearly 90,000 Muslim Rohingya fleeing, a Burma rights group said on Tuesday.
Rehana fled her village of Jambuinna in Myanmar three months ago.'The military caught my husband and burnt our house down a week before I left Myanmar.Since then I don't know whether my husband is dead or alive' Minara Begum sits inside the shelter, cradling her one-month-old son Ayub.I paid the boatman to cross the Naf River'Ramida Begum holds her 10-day-old daughter in their shelter in Kutupalang, an unregistered refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.