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Bangladesh builds one of world's largest refugee camps for 100,000 Rohingya

Simply finding enough empty ground to accommodate the refugees is a huge problem


Hard-pressed to find space for a massive influx of Rohingya Muslim refugees, Bangladesh plans to chop down forest trees to extend a tent city sheltering destitute families fleeing ethnic violence in neighbouring Myanmar. More than half a million Rohingya have arrived from Myanmar’s western state of Rakhine since the end of August in what the United Nations has called the world’s fastest-developing refugee emergency. The exodus began after Myanmar security forces responded to Rohingya militants’ attacks on Aug. 25 by launching a brutal crackdown that the United ...

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First Published: Fri, October 06 2017. 09:00 IST