During the last year, more than 700,000 Rohingya refugees were forced to leave their homes in Myanmar to escape violence and discrimination. Entire villages were burned to the ground, families were separated and killed, and women and girls were gang raped.
Most of the people who escaped are now severely traumatized after witnessing unspeakable atrocities. These people found temporary shelter in refugee camps around Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, which is now home to the world’s largest refugee camp. Refugees have access to the basics, such as food and health care, but they are still extremely vulnerable, living in highly challenging circumstances, exposed to the monsoon elements and dependent on aid.
Here are some of their stories.
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