What is life like in Bangladesh for the Rohingya refugees?
Before the influx of arriving Rohingya refugees, Bangladesh struggled with economic stability and development. Since the Rohingya refugees’ arrival, conditions in Bangladesh have become much worse. The locals who were originally poor, are now competing with Rohingya refugees for minimum wage jobs, over-crowded grocery stores, and land being taken from them to build campsites for the refugees.
Without adequate shelter, refugees are exposed to dangerous weather conditions, malnutrition, contaminated water, unhygienic environments, diseases, and early death. Furthermore, when needed, Rohingya refugees have zero to minimal access for schooling, medical services, or basic necessities needed for survival.