Currently 607,000 Rohingya refugees have fled to Bangladesh since August 2017 and is continuing to rise daily. The Rohingya are having to go through tremendous struggles to cross the border and has led to many dead Rohingya bodies being washed up on the shores of Bangladesh. The ones that have made it into Bangladesh have arrived weak, hungry and sick.
Rohingya refugees are severely suffering from psychological issues from extreme trauma they have faced and witnessed as persecution persists in Myanmar. Men, women and children have been killed, tortured and raped in front of their own family members. Living conditions have become unbearable with the camps becoming severely overpopulated in the most destitute areas. The lack of resources available have left the Rohingya refugees even more deprived of basic necessities including food and adequate shelter.
“We were captured, tortured and then released by the Myanmar military. And so we fled to Bangladesh which took 14 days due to the extent of our injuries.” – Mamur, Father of 4, Rohingya refugee living in one of the camps.