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Hell on Earth

Richard Juilliart | Bangladesh

Bangladesh, Cox's Bazaar.
View of Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh's Ukhia district.
Over 650,000 Rohingya have crossed the border to Bangladesh since 2017, fleeing the violence.

Described by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as "one of, if not the, most discriminated people in the world", the Rohingya are one of Myanmar's many ethnic minorities.
The massive numbers of refugees who fled to Bangladesh in 2017 joined hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who had fled Myanmar in previous years. Kutupalong isthe largest refugee settlement in the world .
Three years ago a fierce crackdown by the Burmese army began against the Rohingya living in Rakhine State, Myanmar. After their mass exodus in the fall of 2017, Rohingya refugees settled in Kutupalong camps in Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh. Today, more than 860,000 live there on just 26 square kilometers. Their lack of legal status and the restrictions on their movement prevent them from accessing healthcare, among other things.
Since Aug. 25, 2017, nearly 24,000 Rohingya  have been killed by Myanmar’s state forces, according to a report by the Ontario International Development Agency (OIDA). More than 34,000 Rohingya were also thrown into fires while over 114,000 others were beaten, said the OIDA report, entitled Forced Migration of Rohingya:


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