The number of Burmese crossing into Bangladesh and crowding the refugee camps there has crossed the 150,000 mark.
Fresh lots of refugees from Burma trekking towards B'Desh interior, note women and children as also old people but absence of young men.
River NAF that divides Bangladesh and Burma..across the river Burmese territory from where refugees flee....B'Desh river patrol boat, men of patrol boat.
More fresh refugees trekking towards interior in the jungles on the border..
GV Lada camp, a refugee badly sick being helped by others to wards hospital. New huts being built as the number swells.
A young volunteer doctor checking patients, giving pills etc.
Cholera patients on drip in the make shift hospital of the camp...drips, CV patients etc. Other patients with stomach ailments being given medicine.
Patients, men women and young children being given medicine to ward off stomach ailments that are leading to cholera outbreak.
GV Refugee camp tracking shot.
A Bangladeshi farmer ploughing...the shot brings out the ancient cultivation and poverty of Bangladesh.
Wheat flour being unloaded at a camp.
Extremely long ques of famished thousands of refugee children waiting for milk and nutrition biscuits...Tracking shots of children, CVs of children, Top views of the long ques.
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Milk distributed amongst children, Large numbers of refugees waiting to be registered etc.
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Background: The number of Burmese crossing into Bangladesh and crowding the refugee camps there has crossed the 150,000 mark. The refugees are in a pitiable plight...most of the children being famished and under nourished. Cholera has broken out in some of the campus while doctors of Bangladesh fight to save the patients and protect them from stomach ailments B'Desh river patrol are trying to patrol the NAF river to keep off the refugees, who in any case cross over at night to evade being captured by either side and being pushed back.
(FOR DETAILS PLS SEE LATEST REUTERS STORY AS BOB WATTS WAS ALSO WITH ME ON THIS TRIP).