Bangladesh. Rohingya refugees displaced by violence in Myanmar
Recently arrived Rohingya refugees live in overcrowded makeshift sites in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh since fleeing across the border to escape the October 2016 violence in Myanmar. Newly built shelters are erected all the time to house more families. ; On 9 October 2016, several attacks on border guard posts in the northern part of Rakhine state, Myanmar, triggered a security operation that forced an estimated 74,000 Rohingya to flee to Bangladesh between October 2016 and February 2017. These recent arrivals in Bangladesh are in addition to some 33,000 Rohingya refugees who arrived between 1991 and 1992 and who live in two government-run camps named Kutupalong and Nayapara. As well as these two waves, there are several hundred thousand Rohingya who fled to Bangladesh between the early 1990s and 2016, who are undocumented and live in makeshift sites and local villages. The estimate for this undocumented group is between 200,000 and 500,000 – a number the Bangladesh government hopes to verify in a census.