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    ‘The Feeling You Get in Rohingya Refugee Camps’: Photo Gallery by Zoriah

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    image and all images included in this article are by Zoriah. (Zoriah.net)

    Palestine
    Chronicle:
    April
    1, 2013
    By
    Zoriah – Zoriah.net
    Rohingya
    refugee camps in Bangladesh are sad place to be in. People are stuck in
    impossible situations, having fled their homes and their lives only to end up
    in one of the worlds most impoverished and over populated countries.  They
    live in camps where they are not allowed to work and have few options, few
    resources and little hope.
    Getting access to photograph the Rohingya refugee camps in
    is nearly impossible. The government is not interested in the Rohingya’s
    stories being told and does not give access to journalists.
    As a photojournalist I have seen a lot of things others
    would never even want to imagine.  Oddly enough what really gets to me,
    what gives me nightmares more than anything else, are situations in which
    people are trapped and have no options.  I had nightmares for years after
    my first trip to Gaza, thinking about what it would be like to live my life in
    a place I could never leave with few options and few choices that were truly
    mine to make.
    This is the feeling you get in the Rohingya refugee
    camps.  They are not places you would want to be in and they are not
    places that anyone else should have to be in either. There are tens of
    thousands of people stuck in limbo, unable to move forwards and unable to go
    back.   They are dying of disease, malnutrition, old age, child birth
    and I would have to imagine some die from plain hopelessness. They are
    trapped…hoping that at some point the world begins to pay attention to them.
    Here is a brief look at some of those I saw struggling in
    the camps in Bangladesh. (See more of Zoriah’s work here)
    For
    information about the struggle and the plight of the Rohinya people, read Ramzy
    Baroud’s articles:
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