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...
Bangladesh elephant rampage highlights dangers for refugees

Bangladesh elephant rampage highlights dangers for refugees

KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh—After fleeing flames and gunfire in Myanmar, Rohingya refugee Jane Alam thought danger was behind him in Bangladesh. But as he slept last night in a fragile shelter in a forested area near Kutupalong refugee camp, rampaging elephants crashed in...
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...
Khaled Hosseini Visits a Refugee Camp in Uganda

Khaled Hosseini Visits a Refugee Camp in Uganda

By Khaled Hosseini, award-winning author and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador. Looking over the shoulder of Gladys, a young South Sudanese refugee flicking through a frayed album of old family photos, my mind flashes back to my own younger self. In 1983 I was in high school....

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