Photos & Video: Myanmar refugees in Bangladesh
Sep 25, 2017
Since August 25, more than 400,000 people have fled to Bangladesh following an escalation of violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.
Most of the refugees, around 80 percent, are women, children and small babies. They are in desperate need of clean drinking water, food, medical help and a safe place to sleep. People arriving have often walked for days, are hungry, exhausted, and often traumatized. They left their homes in fear of their lives and are now worrying about meeting their most basic needs.
In the photos below, refugees from Myanmar arrive in Bangladesh.
All photos taken by Kathleen Prior for CARE International
Video dispatches from Bangladesh
CARE Bangladesh Country Director Zia Choudhury recently travelled to visit the makeshift camps for Myanmar refugees in Cox’s Bazar, close to the Myanmar border. He filed the following reports:
On camp situation, CARE’s plan and interventions in areas such as food, water, shelter, sanitation and others
Talks about living conditions, lack of facilities, concerns of gender-based violence at the makeshift camps
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