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Aumentano i rischi per la sicurezza nei campi profughi rohingya al confine tra Myanmar e Bangladesh (fonte: The Jamestown Foundation)

Animesh Roul

As Rohingya refugee camps near the Naf river (which partially separates Bangladesh and Myanmar) become hubs for organized crime and militants, Bangladeshi authorities fear spillover effects for Bangladesh and for the region more broadly. Refugee camps have mushroomed along Bangladesh’s southeastern border since August 2017 as a result of the Rohingya exodus from Myanmar’s Rakhine State. However, now these refugee camps are becoming havens for crime, replete with gang violence, targeted killings, and the trafficking of drugs, firearms, and counterfeit currency.

Security Risks Rise in Rohingya Refugee Camps on the Myanmar-Bangladeshi Border – Jamestown