UP­DATE Bangladesh to build huge refugee camp

The Dallas Morning News - - News -

Fac­ing an un­prece­dented in­flux of eth­nic Ro­hingya from Myanmar, Bangladesh plans to build a vast camp to house 400,000 refugees who have poured into the coun­try in the past three weeks. The new set­tle­ments will be built within the next 10 days on 2,000 acres in the Cox’s Bazar district near Bangladesh’s bor­der with Myanmar, of­fi­cials said. Of­fi­cials plan to con­struct 14,000 shel­ters, each with the ca­pac­ity to hold six fam­i­lies, with the help of in­ter­na­tional aid or­ga­ni­za­tions and the Bangladesh mil­i­tary.

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