New camp sprouts in Balukhali as influx continues


PV Desk : New homes with new hopes of survival are being built everyday in the Rohingya refugee camps dotting this southern district, with the unabated arrival of more Myanmar nationals fleeing mindless violence in their country, as countries deliberate on what measures can be reasonably applied.

Jaan-e-Alam, 32, a Myanmar national, used to work in Cox’s Bazar as a driver. His family used to live in Myanmar and he kept visiting them at times. Historically, boundaries in the region have been porous, and that seems to play into the Rakhine Buddhists’ characterisation of the Rohingya as interlopers.

In the ongoing spell of anti-terror crackdown, hundreds of thousands have come streaming in with little but their survival to show for incidents that took place in Myanmar. Like many of the newer arrivals, Jaan-e-Alam and his family are now residents of the M-2 Block, a new camp rising over a hill in Balukhali.