Life is grim for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh's sprawling camps. They are not allowed to work and are reduced to begging. Many women turn to the sex industry, while others are lured into prostitution abroad by empty promises of jobs and marriage.
In an interview with DW, Bangladesh's Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen expressed disappointment over "inadequate" international pressure on Myanmar to take back the Rohingya refugees currently camped in Cox's Bazar.
Having fled deadly violence, over a million Rohingya refugees live in sprawling camps in Bangladesh. DW gained exclusive access to the remote, cyclone-prone island where the government intends to relocate them.
Nearly 3,500 Rohingya living in Bangladesh fear for their lives after being told they would be sent back to Myanmar. DW's Naomi Conrad and Arafatul Islam spoke to them at their shelters in Cox's Bazar.
Local and international NGOs have been working hard to provide relief to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. But their efforts are proving to be counterproductive in repatriation attempts, says DW's Khaled Muhiuddin.
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