Mapping the Rohingya refugee influx
As dawn falls on the cramped shelters at Balukhali Refugee Camp, the settlers find twice the company they had yesterday. Some with crying babies, some with bullet wounds, some without families, some without hope—they all huddle inside, outside and everywhere. Each dot in this map represents 600 new arrivals, most of whom have walked a long way from Shah Porir Dwip to find refuse, food and dignity at the “northern camps”.
The epicentres are marked in red, illustrating where most Rohingya refugees are concentrated. New makeshift settlements appear overnight around the epicenters as more people flee from violence. As of September 19, 2017, Inter Sector Co-ordination Group estimates 419,000 Rohingya refugees are living in these camps and settlements.
Data sources: Inter Sector Co-ordination Group & UNHCR