TOKYO-2017 Editorial / General News

Rohingya Exodus

  • Prize
    Silver in Editorial/General News
  • Photographer
    Md Tanveer Hassan Rohan

After Myanmar's army carried out the 'ethnic cleansing' of the Rohingya in Rakhine state. More than half million fled from Myanmar violence including 340,000 children (till october 2017 acoording to UNICEF). During this brutal military crackdown hundreds dead and thousands of villages burned to the ground. After several day's of walk through canal, hill and muddy path a group of women with their child reached safely at refugee camp. Bangladesh Government allocates 2,500 acres (3.9 square miles) of land to shelter the Rohingya people. These children are seeing “hell on Earth” in overcrowded, muddy and disease-infested refugee camps in neighboring Bangladesh, and according to UNICEF. Most of those crossing into Bangladesh arrive exhausted, sick and hungry after several days of journey. And many of them facing massive mental health crisis . Bangladesh Government with help of national and international organization handling this challenge to overcome.