10 Oct '17, 4am

Rohingya feel like prisoners in giant Bangladesh refugee camp

Rohingya feel like prisoners in giant Bangladesh refugee camp

Hasina Begum's earliest memory is of watching the jungle cut down to expand the camp in Bangladesh that is the only home the 31-year-old Rohingya refugee has ever known. Begum is one of about 300,000 Rohingya who escaped turmoil in Myanmar before the latest eruption of violence brought another half a million refugees to Bangladesh, pushing already overcrowded camps to breaking point. She was just five when her family fled persecution of the Muslim minority in Myanmar and has become trapped in the poverty of the refugee camps. "My children sometimes ask me what their future will be. I don't know what to tell them," said the widowed mother of four in her dark, damp hut in Kutupalong camp near the Myanmar border. "There is no happiness here," she said. "If we had a decent house and enough to eat it would be wonderful. But we live in a camp, there is not enough to eat, so real...

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