Wet wel­come

By Mu­nir Uz Za­man

Sunday Times - - NEWS -

A newly ar­rived Ro­hingya refugee seeks shel­ter from the rain un­der a tar­pau­lin at the Ku­tu­palaong refugee camp in the Bangladeshi dis­trict of Ukhia this week. On Thurs­day, Bangladesh an­nounced it would build one of the world’s big­gest refugee camps to house all of the 800 000-plus Ro­hingya Mus­lims who have sought asy­lum from vi­o­lence in Myan­mar. The ar­rival of more than half a mil­lion Ro­hingya Mus­lims from Bud­dhist-dom­i­nated Myan­mar since Au­gust 25 has put an im­mense strain on refugee camps in Bangladesh, where there are growing fears of a dis­ease epi­demic break­ing out.

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