Bangladesh Struggles To Cope With Pressures Of Hosting 1 Million Rohingya Refugees

Firewood is stacked for sale in a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh. Local residents complain that the Rohingya have cut down all the trees surrounding the camps and burned them in cooking fires.

“We’re being outnumbered by the sheer number of the refugee population,” says Mohammad Abul Kalam, the head of Bangladesh’s Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commission in Cox’s Bazar.

(Image credit: Jason Beaubien/NPR)