Why Thousands of Rohingya People Are Risking Their Lives to Leave Myanmar

Why Thousands of Rohingya People Are Risking Their Lives to Leave MyanmarThousands of men, women and children from a minority group in Myanmar called the Rohingya are desperate enough to risk death and slavery to escape the country as refugees in search of a better life. “It is so bad here that the best option is to face death, torture or abuses at sea or in Thailand just to escape,” Matt Smith, an activist and founder of Fortify Rights, told ABC News’ Bob Woodruff. Smith and his team have been documenting abuses in Myanmar for several years.

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