Myanmar’s migrants: The man buying back refugees from traffickers

rohingya refugee

Human traffickers ferrying thousands of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar are refusing to let some of those on board return home unless ransoms are paid.

Myanmar says it is not responsible for them and that the region as a whole is failing to prevent the practice.

Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand have been turning the boats away.

Jonah Fisher meets one man in Sittwe, Myanmar, who is trying to bring them home – selling his possessions to try to pay the fees to release migrants to desperate relatives.

Source: BBC