UNHCR readies aid amid Rohingya refugee surge in Bangladesh

UNHCR readies aid amid Rohingya refugee surge in Bangladesh

Smoke rises on the Myanmar side of the border, as seen from Palangkhali in Bangladesh on 5 October 2017 – four days before a fresh influx of refugees arrived via the nearby Anjumanpara border crossing. © UNHCR/Roger Arnold The UN Refugee Agency is rushing relief...
Disease threatens refugees in Bangladesh in unplanned sites

Disease threatens refugees in Bangladesh in unplanned sites

Racing to prevent a ‘disaster within a disaster,’ UNHCR ups vaccine, clean water and sanitation drives in informal Bangladesh settlements. KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP EXTENSION, Bangladesh – It is about 10 steps from mother Khaleda Begum’s flimsy shack to the well where...
Elderly Rohingya rely on families to carry them to safety

Elderly Rohingya rely on families to carry them to safety

The old and sick are among the most vulnerable of the estimated 370,000 Rohingya who fled violence in Myanmar. Many are carried to Bangladesh by relatives. This is not how Mabia Khatun, 75, imagined she would spend her old age: as a refugee, cocooned in a blanket and...

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