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Desperate Rohingya Refugees Face Squalor at Crowded Bangladeshi Camp
More than 410,000 people have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar since Aug. 25, facing appalling conditions and a lack of food and water.
Hands of refugees stretch out as they scramble for donations in the Balukhali camp on Sept. 18, 2017 in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.
Since Aug. 25 more than 410,000 people have arrived in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar area from Myanmar. Many of them have gathered in makeshift or spontaneous settlements.
A Rohingya refugee holds an umbrella during heavy rainfall on Sept. 17.
Poor nutrition, communicable diseases (including vaccine-preventable and water-borne diseases), injuries and other concerns such as mental health provide immense public health challenges that the Ministry of Health, Bangladesh, WHO and other health partners are working to address.
Rohingya Muslim women, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, stretch their arms out to collect sanitary products distributed by aid agencies on Sept. 17.
Bangladeshi authorities have taken steps to restrict the movement of refugees living in crowded border camps after fleeing violence.