Kutupalong-Balukhali, one of the largest refugee camps in the world, has 600,000 people (including children with disabilities)

25 August 2018 marks one year since hundreds of thousands of Rohingya people fled persecution and violence in Myanmar's Rakhine State and sought refuge in neighboring Bangladesh.

WHO: This crisis stands out among recent refugee flows due to the large number of people fleeing in an extremely short period of time: about 655 000 Rohingya women, men and children fled to Bangladesh between 25 August 2017 and mid-December 2017, according to the United Nations. We have not seen a displacement of this level in decades. 

The number of Rohingya in Bangladesh stands at about 890 000, according to the most recent situation report from the Inter Sector Coordination Group (as of 31 July). They live in approximately 34 camps in an area spanning about 26 square kilometers.

Kutupalong and Balukhali mega camp, known as the Kutupalong-Balukhali extension camp, is one of the largest refugee camps in the world, hosting about 600 000 people. As well as being in one of the world's most densely populated areas, the area is prone to floods and cyclones.

Learn more: http://www.searo.who.int/mediacentre/releases/2018/1694/en/

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