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'A Corner of the World's Largest Refugee Camp Pops Up in London Shopping Mall'

Posted 20th August 2019

Megan Davies of Global Citizen writes:

It allows shoppers to see what life is like for people who have fled Myanmar.

LONDON, Aug 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British shoppers were given the chance to experience the world's largest refugee camp on Monday when a charity attempted to recreate the jungles of southern Bangladesh - home to nearly a million displaced Rohingya - in a London mall.

The interactive installation by the British Red Cross allows shoppers to see what life is like for the refugees, who fled Myanmar in their hundreds of thousands during a brutal military crackdown in 2017.

Nearly two years after the crackdown, the Red Cross said it wanted to ensure the public did not forget the Rohingya and raise awareness of their plight as the monsoon rains lash their flimsy shelters.

• Read A Corner of the World's Largest Refugee Camp Pops Up in London Shopping Mall, published in Global Citizen.

Arc published I am a Rohingya this month.