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Bangladesh starts COVID-19 vaccine drive for Rohingya refugees

Surging infections in Cox's Bazaar camps risk humanitarian disaster, aid workers say

DHAKA (Reuters) -- Bangladesh began vaccinating thousands of Rohingya Muslims on Tuesday in the world's largest refugee settlement amid a surge in COVID-19 infections in the country, officials said.

Aid workers have long warned of a potential humanitarian disaster if there is a significant outbreak in the refugee camps in Cox's Bazar, the border district where over a million Rohingya who fled a brutal military crackdowns in neighboring Myanmar have found sanctuary.

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