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Migrants in Indonesia 06
Aceh, Indonesia
By Carlos Sardiña Galache
26 May 2015

A group of Rohingya refugees plays volleyball at Kuala Cangkoi camp, in Aceh Province, Indonesia, 26 May 2015.

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Migrants in Indonesia 07
Aceh, Indonesia
By Carlos Sardiña Galache
26 May 2015

Two Rohingya women wash their clothes at Kuala Cangkoi camp, in Aceh Province, Indonesia, 26 May 2015.

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Migrants in Indonesia 16
Aceh, Indonesia
By Carlos Sardiña Galache
25 May 2015

Rohingya girl plays at Kuala Cangkoi camp, in Aceh Province, Indonesia, 25 May 2015.

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Migrants in Indonesia 20
Aceh, Indonesia
By Carlos Sardiña Galache
25 May 2015

Rohingya refugee eats at Kuala Cangkoi camp, in Aceh Province, Indonesia, 25 May 2015.

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Migrants in Indonesia 03
Aceh, Indonesia
By Carlos Sardiña Galache
25 May 2015

A Rohingya refugee receives an injection against tetanus at Kuala Cangkoi camp, in Aceh Province, Indonesia, 25 May 2015. Like many other women in the camp, she had never seen a syringe before. She was so terrified of the instrument that she had to be restrained by Acehnese medical personnel in order to administer the injection.

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Migrants in Indonesia 21
Aceh, Indonesia
By Carlos Sardiña Galache
23 May 2015

Rohingya refugee sleeps at Kuala Langsa Port Camp, in Aceh Province, Indonesia, 23 May 2015.

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Migrants in Indonesia 22
Aceh, Indonesia
By Carlos Sardiña Galache
23 May 2015

A group of Rohingya women wait to get aid from the Taiwanese NGO Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation at Bayeun camp in Aceh Province, Indonesia, 23 May 2015.

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Migrants in Indonesia 01
Aceh, Indonesia
By Carlos Sardiña Galache
23 May 2015

A group of Rohingya refugees take a rest at Kuala Langsa Port Camp, in Aceh Province, Indonesia, 23 May 2015. This camp shelters 231 Rohingya refugees from Burma and 425 migrants from Bangladesh who reached the Indonesian coast on 15th May after being rescued by Acehnese fishermen. While the migrants from Bangladesh will be repatriated to their country, the future of the Rohingya refugees is more uncertain, as the Burmese government doesn’t recognize them as citizens in their own country.

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Migrants in Indonesia 04
Aceh, Indonesia
By Carlos Sardiña Galache
23 May 2015

A group of Rohingya refugees wait to get clothes donated by local people at Bayeun camp, in Aceh Province, Indonesia, 23 May 2015.

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Migrants in Indonesia 13
Aceh, Indonesia
By Carlos Sardiña Galache
23 May 2015

A group of Rohingya women wait to get aid from the Taiwanese NGO Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation at Bayeun camp in Aceh Province, Indonesia, 23 May 2015.

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Migrants in Indonesia 14
Aceh, Indonesia
By Carlos Sardiña Galache
23 May 2015

A Rohingya child sleeps in the floor at Bayeun camp in Aceh Province, Indonesia, 23 May 2015.

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Migrants in Indonesia 24
Aceh, Indonesia
By Carlos Sardiña Galache
22 May 2015

Rohingya refugee at Bayeun camp in Aceh Province, Indonesia, 22 May 2015.

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Migrants in Indonesia 02
Aceh, Indonesia
By Carlos Sardiña Galache
22 May 2015

Group of Rohingya women at the Bayeun Camp, in the outskirts of Langsa City, Aceh Province, Indonesia, 22 May 2015. This camp shelters341 Rohingya refugees from Burma and 92 migrants from Bangladesh who reached the Indonesian coast on 20th May after being rescued by Acehnese fishermen. While all Bangladeshi are men, there are many women and children among the Rohingya.

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Migrants in Indonesia 15
Aceh, Indonesia
By Carlos Sardiña Galache
22 May 2015

An Acehnese policeman gives candies to Rohingya children at Bayeun camp in Aceh Province, Indonesia, 22 May 2015.

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Rescued Rohingya Migrants Find Shelte...
Aceh, Indonesia
By Ed Wray
19 May 2015

Nearly 1,000 refugees from the oppressed Rohingya minority in Myanmar, and economic migrants from Bangladesh have washed ashore in Aceh, Indonesia after harrowing journeys drifting in the sea, being abandoned by their traffickers.

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Rohingyas in Indonesia 01
Aceh, Indonesia
By Ed Wray
19 May 2015

Refugees sit in a warehouse after they were rescued from a sinking boat carrying over 700 refugees from Bangladesh and Myanmar Sunday May 17, 2015 in a makeshift holding facility set up by Indonesian authorities in Langsa, Indonesia.(Photo by Ed Wray)

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Rohingyas in Indonesia 13
Aceh, Indonesia
By Ed Wray
19 May 2015

Refugees pick through donated clothing after they were rescued from a sinking boat carrying over 700 refugees from Bangladesh and Myanmar on Sunday May 17, 2015 in a makeshift holding facility set up by Indonesian authorities in Langsa, Indonesia.(Photo by Ed Wray)

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Rohingyas in Indonesia 14
Aceh, Indonesia
By Ed Wray
19 May 2015

Indonesian police keep an eye on Bangladeshi refugees two days after being rescued from a sinking boat carrying over 700 refugees from Bangladesh and Myanmar Sunday May 17, 2015 in a makeshift holding facility set up by Indonesian authorities in Langsa, Indonesia.(Photo by Ed Wray)

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Rohingyas in Indonesia 16
Aceh, Indonesia
By Ed Wray
19 May 2015

Refugees sit in a warehouse after they were rescued from a sinking boat carrying over 700 refugees from Bangladesh and Myanmar Sunday May 17, 2015 in a makeshift holding facility set up by Indonesian authorities in Langsa, Indonesia.(Photo by Ed Wray)

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Rohingyas in Indonesia 02
Aceh, Indonesia
By Ed Wray
17 May 2015

Refugees from Bangladesh rest for two days after being rescued from a sinking boat carrying over 700 refugees from Bangladesh and Myanmar Sunday May 17, 2015 in a makeshift holding facility set up by Indonesian authorities in Langsa, Indonesia.(Photo by Ed Wray)

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Rohingyas in Indonesia 03
Aceh, Indonesia
By Ed Wray
17 May 2015

A refugee sits in a holding facility set up by Indonesian officials at the fishing port of Langsa after being rescued from a sinking boat carrying 712 refugees from Bangladesh and Myanmar Saturday May 16, 2015 in Langsa, Indonesia.(Photo by Ed Wray)

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Rohingyas in Indonesia 04
Aceh, Indonesia
By Ed Wray
17 May 2015

Refugees rest in a warehouse after they were rescued from a sinking boat carrying over 700 refugees from Bangladesh and Myanmar Sunday May 17, 2015 in a makeshift holding facility set up by Indonesian authorities in Langsa, Indonesia.(Photo by Ed Wray)

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Rohingyas in Indonesia 05
Aceh, Indonesia
By Ed Wray
17 May 2015

Refugees sit in a medical tent receiving IV's after being rescued from a sinking boat carrying 712 refugees from Bangladesh and Myanmar Saturday May 16, 2015 in Langsa, Indonesia.(Photo by Ed Wray)

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Rohingyas in Indonesia 06
Aceh, Indonesia
By Ed Wray
17 May 2015

A refugee being treated with an IV is helped to a cot after being rescued from a sinking boat carrying 712 refugees from Bangladesh and Myanmar Saturday May 16, 2015 in Langsa, Indonesia.(Photo by Ed Wray)

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Rohingyas in Indonesia 07
Aceh, Indonesia
By Ed Wray
17 May 2015

A refugee lies in a medical tent receiving an IV after being rescued from a sinking boat carrying 712 refugees from Bangladesh and Myanmar Saturday May 16, 2015 in Langsa, Indonesia.(Photo by Ed Wray)

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Rohingyas in Indonesia 08
Aceh, Indonesia
By Ed Wray
17 May 2015

Mohammed Dabio, a Rohingya from Bangladesh shows wounds he says he received during beatings by smugglers as he sits in a medical tent after being rescued from a sinking boat carrying 712 refugees from Bangladesh and Myanmar Saturday May 16, 2015, in Langsa, Indonesia.(Photo by Ed Wray)

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Rohingyas in Indonesia 09
Aceh, Indonesia
By Ed Wray
17 May 2015

A sick Rohingya refugee from Myanmar weeps in the warehouse where she has been staying for two days after being rescued from a sinking boat carrying over 700 refugees from Bangladesh and Myanmar Sunday May 17, 2015 in a makeshift holding facility set up by Indonesian authorities in Langsa, Indonesia.(Photo by Ed Wray)

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Rohingyas in Indonesia 11
Aceh, Indonesia
By Ed Wray
17 May 2015

A Rohingya refugee from Myanmar looks after her sick baby in the warehouse where she has been staying for two days after being rescued from a sinking boat carrying over 700 refugees from Bangladesh and Myanmar Sunday May 17, 2015 in a makeshift holding facility set up by Indonesian authorities in Langsa, Indonesia.(Photo by Ed Wray)

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Rohingya in Indonesia 12
Aceh, Indonesia
By Ed Wray
17 May 2015

A Rohingya refugee from Myanmar looks after her sick baby in the warehouse where she has been staying for two days after being rescued from a sinking boat carrying over 700 refugees from Bangladesh and Myanmar Sunday May 17, 2015 in a makeshift holding facility set up by Indonesian authorities in Langsa, Indonesia.(Photo by Ed Wray)

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Rohingyas in Indonesia 15
Aceh, Indonesia
By Ed Wray
17 May 2015

A refugee from Bangladesh escorts a sick man out of a warehouse where they and other refugees are staying for two days after being rescued from a sinking boat carrying over 700 refugees from Bangladesh and Myanmar Sunday May 17, 2015 in a makeshift holding facility set up by Indonesian authorities in Langsa, Indonesia.(Photo by Ed Wray)

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Rohingyas in Indonesia 17
Aceh, Indonesia
By Ed Wray
17 May 2015

Refugees sit in a warehouse after they were rescued from a sinking boat carrying over 700 refugees from Bangladesh and Myanmar Sunday May 17, 2015 in a makeshift holding facility set up by Indonesian authorities in Langsa, Indonesia.(Photo by Ed Wray)

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Rohingyas in Indonesia 18
Aceh, Indonesia
By Ed Wray
17 May 2015

A Rohingya refugee from Myanmar weeps in the warehouse where she is staying two days after being rescued from a sinking boat carrying over 700 refugees from Bangladesh and Myanmar Sunday May 17, 2015 in a makeshift holding facility set up by Indonesian authorities in Langsa, Indonesia.(Photo by Ed Wray)

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Rohingyas in Indonesia 19
Aceh, Indonesia
By Ed Wray
17 May 2015

A man walks his friend being treated with an IV drip to the toilets in a makeshift holding facility set up by Indonesian authorities two days after being rescued from a sinking boat carrying over 700 refugees from Bangladesh and Myanmar Sunday May 17, 2015 in Langsa, Indonesia.(Photo by Ed Wray)

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Rohingyas in Indonesia 20
Aceh, Indonesia
By Ed Wray
17 May 2015

A refugees draw water from a well to wash with after they were rescued from a sinking boat carrying over 700 refugees from Bangladesh and Myanmar Sunday May 17, 2015 in a makeshift holding facility set up by Indonesian authorities in Langsa, Indonesia.(Photo by Ed Wray)

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Rohingyas in Indonesia 21
Aceh, Indonesia
By Ed Wray
17 May 2015

A refugee looks out at the sea at a holding facility set up by Indonesian officials at the fishing port of Langsa after being rescued from a sinking boat carrying 712 refugees from Bangladesh and Myanmar Saturday May 16, 2015 in Langsa, Indonesia.(Photo by Ed Wray)

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Rohingyas in Indonesia 22
Aceh, Indonesia
By Ed Wray
17 May 2015

Refugees pick clothes from a pile of donated clothing in a holding facility set up by Indonesian officials at the fishing port of Langsa after being rescued from a sinking boat carrying 712 refugees from Bangladesh and Myanmar Saturday May 16, 2015 in Langsa, Indonesia.(Photo by Ed Wray)

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Rohingyas in Indonesia 23
Aceh, Indonesia
By Ed Wray
17 May 2015

A refugee is documented at the fishing port of Langsa after being rescued from a sinking boat carrying 712 refugees from Bangladesh and Myanmar Saturday May 16, 2015 in Langsa, Indonesia.(Photo by Ed Wray)

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Rohingyas in Indonesia 10
Aceh, Indonesia
By Ed Wray
16 May 2015

A refugee weeps in an aid tent a day after being rescued from a sinking boat carrying over 700 refugees from Bangladesh and Myanmar Sunday May 16, 2015 in a makeshift holding facility set up by Indonesian authorities in Langsa, Indonesia.(Photo by Ed Wray)

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Collapsing Houses in Bangladesh
Dhaka
By Anik Rahman
16 Apr 2015

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A two story house made of bamboo and tin collapsed at Hjipara Jheel, near Dhaka, Bangladesh, on April 15, 2015 at 3:30 PM (local time). There were 14 rooms on each floor, and each room was inhabited by an entire family. The rooms were rented for BDT.3, 500 ($44) per month.

The location of the building on a polluted, swampy wetland meant that it was very difficult for people inside the building to survive, as the rubble from the building pushed into the water.

Casualty rates are currently 12 dead and 100 missing.

Locals claim that the main reason of the collapse was lack of a proper foundation. Add to this the fact that the building owner built an additional floor on the building 5 months ago with the aim of increasing profits. Survivors of the collapse said the building began vibrating and shaking in bizarre ways after the second floor was added.

The collapse highlights the problem of shoddy housing in Bangladesh’s heavily impoverished areas. There was no government oversight or intervention to monitor and prevent the construction and habitation of such a poorly constructed building.  The collapse spurred protests from the Bangladesh Communist Party calling on the government to step up regulations on building safety and exploitation of the poor. 

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Building Collapse 01
Dhaka
By Anik Rahman
15 Apr 2015

The Bangladesh Communist Party holds a protest after the housing collapse in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 16 April 2015.