Inside a Rohingya refugee camp

Posted : 2018-08-28 14:48 Updated : 2018-09-04 10:26
In this Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, file photo, an elderly Rohingya refugee walks toward a makeshift mosque to offer Eid al-Adha prayers at Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh. Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees are celebrating Eid al-Adha in sprawling Bangladeshi camps where they have been living amid uncertainty over their future after they fled Myanmar to escape violence and a massive crackdown. AP

Rohingya refugees walk at Balukhali Refugee Camp in Bangladesh, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. Investigators working for the U.N.'s top human rights body said Monday that Myanmar military leaders should be prosecuted for genocide against Rohingya Muslims, taking the unusual step of identifying six by name among those behind deadly, systematic crimes against the ethnic minority. AP

Rashida Begum, a Rohingya refugee woman bathes her son in the Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, August 24, 2018. Reuters

In this photograph taken on August 10, 2018, Rohingya family members gather around the bride (L) as as she enters the groom's home as a part of religious ceremony during a marriage celebrations in Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia near Cox's Bazar. - The marriage involved Wahidur Rahman, 21, and the bride Nur Kaida, who her husband says is 18, but neighbours said was younger. Repatriation appears fanciful, with refugees refusing return without full citizenship and security guarantees while Myanmar has tied up a return deal with bureaucracy and double-speak. AFP

In a photo taken on August 10, 2018, Rohingya refugees prepare a grave for their neighbour who died that day at the Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox's Bazar. - The over-populated refugee camps of Cox's Bazar district buzz with children, typically curious and mischievous, but many also under fed, with few clothes, less schooling and nothing but homemade toys for entertainment. AFP

A Rohingya refugee looks on from inside a mosque on the eve of the Eid Al-Adha festival at the Thangkhali refugee camp in Ukhia district near Cox's Bazar on August 21, 2018 - The Bangladeshi district of Cox's Bazar now hosts around one million Rohingya from Myanmar, the vast majority of whom fled their country a year ago, driven out by the army and mobs of ethnic Rakhine, who falsely branded the Muslim minority as "Bengali" intruders. AFP

Young Rohingya refugees keep an eye on cows bought for slaughter to celebrate Eid Al-Adha festival at the Thangkhali refugee camp in Ukhia district near Cox's Bazar on August 21, 2018. - The Bangladeshi district of Cox's Bazar now hosts around one million Rohingya from Myanmar, the vast majority of whom fled their country a year ago, driven out by the army and mobs of ethnic Rakhine, who falsely branded the Muslim minority as "Bengali" intruders. AFP

Rohingya refugees get treatments at a men's salon ahead of the Eid Al-Adha festival at the Balukhali refugee camp in Ukhia district near Cox's Bazar on August 21, 2018. - The Bangladeshi district of Cox's Bazar now hosts around one million Rohingya from Myanmar, the vast majority of whom fled their country a year ago, driven out by the army and mobs of ethnic Rakhine, who falsely branded the Muslim minority as "Bengali" intruders. AFP

A Rohingya refugee boy tries a pant at a shop to celebrate the Eid al-Adha in Kutupaloong Refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh August 21, 2018. Reuters

A Rohingya refugee girl tries a new dress at a shop to celebrate the Eid al-Adha in Kutupaloong Refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh August 21, 2018. Reuters

This photo taken on August 11, 2018 shows Rohingya refugee Mohammad Selim (L) training his daughter Nasima Akhtar, 8, in taekwondo inside their tent at the Kutupalong camp in Ukhia near Cox's Bazar. - Selim was a taekwondo champion in his youth but as a Rohingya was denied use of official sports facilities in Myanmar. Driven from Myanmar over decades, around 1.5 million Rohingya are now scattered across the globe, demonstrating resilience and ingenuity as they carve out new lives in a world that denies them a state. AFP

A Rohingya refugee child sleeps on the floor as others attend recitation classes of the holy Quran in a madrasa, or religious school, at Kutupalong refugee camp, where they have been living amid uncertainty over their future after they fled Myanmar to escape violence a year ago, in Bangladesh, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. AP

A young Rohingya refugees carries a chicken for slaughter ahead of the Eid Al-Adha festival at the Balukhali refugee camp in Ukhia district near Cox's Bazar on August 21, 2018. - The Bangladeshi district of Cox's Bazar now hosts around one million Rohingya from Myanmar, the vast majority of whom fled their country a year ago, driven out by the army and mobs of ethnic Rakhine, who falsely branded the Muslim minority as "Bengali" intruders. AFP

Rohingya refugee boys greet each other as girls ride in a ferris wheel, specially brought in to the camps for Eid al-Adha celebrations at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees are celebrating the Feast of Sacrifice in sprawling Bangladeshi camps where they have been living amid uncertainty over their future after they fled Myanmar to escape violence. AP

A Palestinian protester throws a molotov cocktail across on a beach along the Gaza sea barrier on the border with Israel near Kibbutz Zikim, north of Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip on September 2, 2018. AFP

In this file photo taken on April 5, 2018, a Rohingya refugee man (R) interacts with his son as children run over sewage pipes at Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh's Ukhia district. - Half the Rohingya children who crossed into Bangladesh without their parents were actually orphaned by violence in Myanmar and not separated from them during the refugee exodus as previously thought, new research showed on August 23, 2018. AFP

In this picture taken on August 22, 2018, a young Rohingya refugee poses with her new clothes and her face painted during Eid Al-Adha festival at Balukhali refugee camp in Ukhia district near Cox's Bazar. - Nearly one million Rohingya Muslims marked Eid al-Adha on August 22 in the world's largest refugee camp, almost a year to the day since a brutal military crackdown drove the persecuted minority from Myanmar in huge numbers. AFP

Rohingya refugee boys are pictured wearing masks on the day of Eid al-Adha in Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, August 22, 2018. Reuters

Rohingya refugee girls collect safe drinking water at a makeshift camp at Teknuf in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, 24 August 2018. Upcoming 25 August 2018, marks the first anniversary of the Rohingya crisis. Myanmar launched on 25 August 2017, a military operation in Rakhine State in response to attacks by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) on government posts in the region. The army unleashed a large military campaign that drove around 700,000 Rohingya people to flee across the border to Bangladesh. EPA

Rohingya refugees, in the foreground, sell vegetables as girls take shelter under an umbrella as they leave a makeshift school at Kutupalong refugee camp, where they have been living amid uncertainty over their future after they fled Myanmar to escape violence a year ago, in Bangladesh, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. AP

Rohingya refugees perform ablution before offering Eid al Adha prayers at Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees in sprawling Bangladeshi camps are celebrating Eid al-Adha Wednesday amid festivity and confusion over whether they would ever be able to go back to Myanmar they fled amid violence and a massive crackdown. AP

In this Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018 photo, a Rohingya refugee bathes, as a girl waits to fill water from a hand pump at Kutupalong refugee camp, a ramshackle sprawl of camps built amid low rolling hills and endless monsoon-season mud, in Bangladesh. First built more than 20 years ago by earlier, smaller waves of Rohingya refugees, the camps in Cox's Bazar district exploded in size last year when Myanmar's army launched its attacks around Aug. 25, and hundreds of thousands of Rohingya began flooding across the border. AP

A Rohingya refugee cries during Eid al-Adha prayer in Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, August 22, 2018.

Rohingya refugees attend a ceremony organised to remember the first anniversary of a military crackdown that prompted a massive exodus of people from Myanmar to Bangladesh, at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia on August 25, 2018. - Thousands of Rohingya refugees staged protests for "justice" on August 25 on the first anniversary of a Myanmar military crackdown that forced them to flee to camps in Bangladesh. AFP

Rohingya refugees shout slogans during a protest rally to commemorate the first anniversary of Myanmar army's crackdown which lead to a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims to Bangladesh, at Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. Thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees on Saturday marked the one-year anniversary of the attacks that sent them fleeing to safety in Bangladesh, praying they can return to their homes in Myanmar and demanding justice for their dead relatives and neighbors. AP

Rohingya women cry as they shout slogans during a protest rally to commemorate the first anniversary of Myanmar army's crackdown which lead to a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims to Bangladesh, at Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh. China is denying it blocked action by the United Nations on the issue of Muslim Rohingya refugees but says it doesn't believe sanctions or criticism of Myanmar's government will help resolve the crisis. AP

Rohingya refugees perform prayers as they attend a ceremony organised to remember the first anniversary of a military crackdown that prompted a massive exodus of people from Myanmar to Bangladesh, at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia on August 25, 2018. - Tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees staged angry protests for "justice" on August 25 on the first anniversary of a Myanmar military crackdown that sparked a mass exodus to camps in Bangladesh. AFP