FIRST AIRED: September 8, 2017

Nice work! Enjoy the show!

×

You’re busy. We get it.

Stay on top of the news with our Editor’s Picks newsletter.

US Edition
Intl. Edition
Unsubscribe at any time. One click, it’s gone.

Thanks for signing up!

×

Transcript

00:00:02
>> A hospital in Bangladesh overflowing with desperate Rohingya. Doctors say that the wards here are crowded at the best of times. Now they're struggling to treat around 60 of the Muslim refugees fleeing a deadly crackdown in Myanmar. Almost all of them with gunshot or blast wounds, some fighting for their lives.
00:00:21
The military claims it's only targeting insurgents but some say the Rohingyas' wounds tell a different story. Reuters' correspondent Krishna Das visited the hospital in the city of Chittagong.>> Rohingya have been coming into Bangladesh for years but it is different this time around they say, because of the injuries they have seen.
00:00:42
Officials have told us that many Rohingya have got bullet wounds at the back of their bodies which is kind of suggesting that they may have been hit while they were fleeing. So that is an allegation but we cannot be sure of it.>> Ten year old Muhammad Idris doesn't remember how he wound up in the hospital with part of his ear blown off, but his father does.
00:01:06
>> My son was hit by a bullet when the army opened fire on our village in Myanmar. I then fled to Bangladesh with my son, leaving my family behind. A UN vehicle brought him here from the refugee camps, I thank Allah and others for taking care of him.
00:01:19
>> Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi this week said her government was doing its best to protect everyone but didn't mention the Rohingya by name. She's come under fire for failing to speak out for the Muslim minority even as the UN Secretary General warns of a risk of ethnic cleansing.
00:01:36
Meanwhile boatloads of exhausted Rohingya continue to pour into Bangladesh. The UN estimates 18,000 crossed the border on Thursday alone, making a total of around 164,000 refugees, languishing in squalid camps with little relief in sight.