The Bangladesh government has allocated some 2,000 acres of land to house ethnic Rohingya at the Kutupalong refugee camp near the Myanmar border, according to the UN refugee agency on September 19.
The UNHCR said the site will be able to house 150,000 of the more than 400,000 Rohingya who have poured over the border since violence erupted in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state on August 25. Those fleeing have accused the Burmese army of burning their villages to the ground. Satellite imagery analysed by Human Rights Watch supports the claims, showing more than 200 burned villages.
Footage by the UN Refugee Agency shows people crowded into a makeshift camp near the Kutupalong camp outside Cox’s Bazar. Credit: UNHCR via Storyful