Reuters has created a series of data visualizations illustrating the poor living conditions in the Kutupalong refugee camp near the southern tip of Bangladesh, home to nearly 600,000 Rohingya Muslims living in Bangladeshi refugee camps that have fled ethnic cleansing in Myanmar. The visualizations map many of the camps’ living hazards, including the high density of settlements, the high number of overcrowded and shallow latrines, many of which are in close proximity to living quarters and water sources, and the high number of structures at risk of landslide.
Visualizing Life in Rohingya Muslim Refugee Camps
Joshua New was a senior policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He has a background in government affairs, policy, and communication. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, Joshua graduated from American University with degrees in C.L.E.G. (Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government) and Public Communication. His research focuses on methods of promoting innovative and emerging technologies as a means of improving the economy and quality of life.
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