From Laos to Bangladesh: Notes from A Rohingya Refugee Camp

Harisa’s journey
September 12, 2019
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From Laos to Bangladesh: Notes from A Rohingya Refugee Camp

By Vannaphone Sitthirath

“After flying in by small plane from Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, I arrived in Cox’s Bazar along the country’s southern coast, a city that is home to the world’s longest beach – as well as the world’s largest refugee camp.

For a person who has grown up in, and lives in Laos, a small landlocked country with about 7 million people, experiencing the sheer mass of humanity in Bangladesh was nothing short of mind-boggling. A visit to this densely populated South Asian country of more than 160 million people was, by itself, one of life’s great learning experiences…”

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