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Confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths have been lower in Bangladesh’s Rohingya refugee camps than in surrounding host communities. (Photo by Mohamad Hafiz Johari)
Asia Insight

Rohingya scapegoated as Bangladesh battles COVID-19

Pandemic threatens aid to both poor host communities and refugees

A.Z.M. ANAS, Contributing writer | Bangladesh

DHAKA -- "Two more Rohingya die from corona: Locals in panic" -- screamed a recent newspaper headline in southeastern Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar.

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