As desperation swells in the squalid camps that are home to a million Rohingya refugees, Bangladeshi officials warn that long-dormant — and often deadly — human trafficking networks are being revived.
In Bangladeshi refugee camps housing more than a million Rohingya refugees, Doctors without Borders says it has treated more than 2,600 patients for wounds inflicted by the Myanmar military such as bullet wounds, stabbings, and burns. The scars of the refugees tell the story of a military campaign which the UN has described as ethnic cleansing.
Bangladesh on Tuesday marks the fifth anniversary of one of the world’s worst industrial disasters, a building collapse that killed more than 1,130 workers and spotlighted the Western clothing brands benefiting from the country’s low wages. But there is mounting anger this anniversary over the glacial pace of the court case against those arrested in the aftermath of the tragedy.
A year ago Abul Bajandar, a Bangladeshi rickshaw-puller dubbed “tree-man” for the bark-like growths that once covered his body, appeared to have made a full recovery from the rare condition that has afflicted him for a decade. But twelve months after doctors declared him all but cured following 24 surgeries, Bajandar’s hands are once again covered in the growths that characterise his rare condition.
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Hungry, homeless and haunted by the horrors of what they have witnessed in Myanmar, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees have fled ethnic violence over the border into Bangladesh. In the sprawling refugee camps of Cox’s Bazar, they say they face acute shortages of shelter, water, healthcare and sanitation.