Fearing Virus, Refugees in Camps Have Nowhere to Hide

Jamila Begom and six of her relatives share a small bamboo-and-tarpaulin hut in a Bangladesh settlement that is now home to nearly a million Rohingya refugees from Myanmar. Structures in her camp—one of 34 in the settlement—are so close together she can hear her neighbors whisper.

Ms. Begom has tried not to leave the shelter since March 26, when Bangladesh declared a nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.

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