May 27, 2024


The business lovers

Fearing Coronavirus, Refugees in Crowded Camps Have Nowhere to Hide

Jamila Begom and 6 of her family share a tiny bamboo-and-tarpaulin hut in a Bangladesh settlement that is now home to nearly a million Rohingya refugees from Myanmar. Structures in her camp—one of 34 in the settlement—are so close collectively she can hear her neighbors whisper.

Ms. Begom has attempted not to leave the shelter considering the fact that March 26, when Bangladesh declared a nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.