World Refugee Day: Rohingya in Bangladesh camp display entrepreneurial spark
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This year’s World Refugee Day (June 20) marks a grim reality: The global refugee crisis continues with little sign of improvement. Every day, thousands of migrants undertake life-threatening journeys attempting to escape hardship, while in the West, empathy for their plight seems to be gradually eroding. Around the world, millions remain stuck in camps with little prospect for change. Notably, about 900,000 Rohingya fleeing violence in Myanmar are trying to survive in Bangladesh—700,000 of those arrived between Aug. 2017 and Feb. 2018 (most do not have official refugee status).
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