Since August 2017, more than 730,000 Rohingya refugees, including 400,000 children, have fled violence in Myanmar and settled in Cox’s Bazar District, Bangladesh. As a stateless Muslim minority group in Myanmar, they have faced discrimination, violence and extreme poverty for decades.
Most have walked for days, bringing with them harrowing stories of violence. Children are arriving in overcrowded makeshift camps. They are sick, exhausted and in desperate need of food, water and medicine. Many are also clearly traumatised by their experiences.