September 10, 2017

Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh after numbers of fleeing violence in Myanmar

A dire humanitarian situation is unfolding inside overcrowded Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh after the number fleeing violence in Myanmar reached nearly half-of-a-million, since Myanmar’s military launched a brutal crackdown on Rohingya insurgents in late August.

But while they are welcome for now in Bangladesh, beleaguered authorities there simply cannot cope with the influx, and many are without food, water and shelter.Look in any direction around the sprawling Kutupalong refugee camp and misery stares back.

Here, a few kilometres inside Bangladesh, Rohingya Muslims are safe from the violence they fled, but must fight for survival anew. Whole families, sick people, injured people, the aged and parents with newborn children are scrambling for scarce space, food, water and shelter.

Image taken on the date from Shahpura, Teknaf, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh


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