Muslim Rohingya Continue To Stream Into Bangladesh From Myanmar; Advocates Warn Against Creation Of One Large Refugee Camp
Devex: Humanitarian agencies lobby against Rohingya ‘mega camp’ creation
“In Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar, construction has started on the roads and bridges for access to what will be the world’s largest refugee camp. At the same time, humanitarian actors on the ground have come together to advocate against the creation of one condensed ‘mega camp’ for Rohingya refugees, instead calling for the identification of separate land to create several smaller camps…” (Rogers, 10/19).
New York Times: Rohingya Refugees Fleeing Myanmar Await Entrance to Squalid Camps
“Nearly two months after Muslim Rohingya began fleeing a military-led campaign of violence in western Myanmar, thousands of refugees continue to mass on the Bangladesh border, seeking the relative safety of squalid, muddy camps. An estimated 582,000 Rohingya have fled into Bangladesh since Aug. 25 … The United Nations high commissioner for human rights has called the campaign a ‘textbook example of ethnic cleansing’…” (Ramzy/Beech, 10/18).