The ‘silent crisis’ of the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh
7:28 PM EDT, Tue April 18, 2017
A makeshift extension to the Kutupalong camp in Ukhiya, Cox's Bazar district, southeastern Bangladesh on April 7.
Many are living in unplanned and overcrowded settlements in Cox's Bazar, where living conditions are extremely poor.
Families wait in line to receive new tarpaulins from the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society in the makeshift extension to Kutupalong camp.
A family installing their new tarpaulin received from the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) in the makeshift extension to Kutupalong camp.
Mohammad Ilias arrived from Rakhine to Bangladesh.
"We are surviving mostly with some help from relatives. We would like to return, but it is not safe. Some of our neighbors were killed, and we had to flee to save our lives," he says.
Senuara, 27, says that four months ago she still lived in Rakhine and her due date was fast approaching, but the upsurge of violence forced her to flee to save the life of herself and her family. Soon after arriving, Senuara gave birth. "It is very difficult for me to take care of my small baby here, because we don't have enough clean water to bathe her. We hardly have enough water for drinking," she said.
Tarniz Sultana Sweety, a volunteer from the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society, during a tarpaulin distribution.