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Rohingya Refugees Brace for Catastrophic COVID-19 Outbreak

Rohingya refugees stand in line to collect food aid at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh on April 15, 2020. Shafiqur Rahman/AP
Photo Credit: Shafiqur Rahman/AP

The COVID-19 coronavirus has recently reached Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, home to the largest refugee camps in the world, according to the United Nations.

The number of confirmed cases remains relatively low, but limited testing capacity likely obscures the true scale of the health crisis, according to the Economist. Aid groups fear that the virus could rapidly overwhelm the camps, leading to thousands of deaths, and compounding an already dire humanitarian crisis.

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