Damn... Bangladesh's cities are already among the most condensed in the world.
Wasn't it just a week ago Hasina was saying it's not their problem and that they were turning the refugees away?
What caused this change?
Good on Bangladesh. It already has its own issues with poverty, overpopulation and corruption so I hope it can actually cope with these refugees. They're probably better off there than being abused near the border in Myanmar - imagine being thrown out of your land like that.
Good for Bangladesh to welcome 700,000 new citizens, because those people aren't going back to Myanmar
In 7th grade, my community accepted a large number of Karen refugees from Myanmar. The Karen are a Christian minority. I remember I once asked one of my Karen friends what he thought of his old country (I was 13 and unaware they were refugees). He said he remembered seeing babies burned alive and dumped in mass graves.
That stuck with me.
This issue is getting almost no coverage in the US media. I was never expecting it to get a ton of attention here but a genocide is occuring and I have yet to see even a 5 minute segment about it on most major networks.
This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](http://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/2017/09/12/bangladesh-can-feed-700000-rohingya-refugees/
) reduced by 55%. (I'm a bot)
> "We have the ability to feed 160 million people of Bangladesh and we have enough food security to feed the 700,000 refugees," the prime minister at a programme after visiting the The Kutupalong Refugee Camp in Ukhiya, Cox's Bazar.
> After visiting the refugee camps and distributing aid, Sheikh Hasina spoke of the 10 million Bangali refugees during the Liberation War and said: "We have let the Rohingya in on humanitarian grounds and I ask the people of this country to help ease their suffering in whatever way they can."
> Violence erupted again in Rakhine State of Myanmar on August 24, forcing almost 300,000 Rohingya refugees into Bangladesh totalling the amount to 700,000 so far.
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Someone might have raised this already, but I didn't see it. I don't know if "aftermath" is the right word in this case. The ethnic cleansing in Myanmar is still very much going on, and many more people will be displaced before this is over.
It's so uplifting to see my country on the news for something other than killing journalists. Good job, BD!