Teknaf

At the Southeast tip of the Cox’s Bazaar District of Bangladesh’s Chittagong Division lies the town of Teknaf.  The area is known as a smuggling town.  Yaba (meth), alcohol and humans make their way into Bangladesh illegally through the region.  With it’s proximity to the Bay of Bengal and the Myanmar border, there are many opportunities for goods and people to come and go.  The Naf River divides Bangladesh from neighboring Myanmar’s Northern Rakhine State, home to the highly persecuted stateless Muslim minority the Rohingya.  Over the last several decades hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have fled their home country, crossed the Naf River and become refugees in Bangladesh.

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