Friday, November 03, 2017

Mapping a Rohingya Refugee Camp

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims, fleeing religious persecution in Myanmar, are now living in government-run refugee camps in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. As more and more desperate refugees arrive from Myanmar the Kutupalong refugee camp grows in size everyday. The AFP news agency reports that it is set to house 800,000 people, which would make it the largest refugee camp in the world.

The AFP has interviewed a number of refugees who now live in the Kutupalong refugee camp. You can read their stories on the KFP's Kutupalong: Rohingyas Hit Dead End interactive map. The map uses a recent satellite image of the camp as the base-map for these refugee stories. The use of a satellite image is very effective in conveying the sheer size of the Kutpalong camp. The numbered markers on the map provide access to the refugees interviewed by the KFP. You can read these stories simply by selecting the markers on the map.

Also See

Refugee Republic - an interactive map exploring life in the Domiz Refugee Camp in Iraqi Kurdistan
Hockey & Baseball Refugees - an online documentary exploring five Greek refugee camps

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