Same Crisis, New Challenges

In Bangladesh, aid groups and authorities are poised to request over $900 million to support sprawling Rohingya refugee camps. These “city sized” settlements are now home to almost a million refugees, who fled a violent military crackdown in Burma in August 2017.

Myanmar’s Rakhine State is not fit for their return, and many Rohingya refuse to go back until their rights are guaranteed. As the protracted crisis wears on, response efforts have shifted gears.

In 2017, the focus was saving lives. Now aid workers are contending with gaps in chronic disease and mental health care—and a generation who’ve lost a year of schooling and work opportunities.

IRIN News

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