Bangladesh’s internet crackdown further isolates Rohingya refugees

‘Provide us half our rations, but give us back the internet.’

Isolated refugees rely on the internet to stay in touch with family across the world. Omal Khair says she has rarely been able to reach her friends since Bangladesh’s government blocked mobile internet in the Rohingya camps. (Verena Hölzl/TNH)

By Verena Hölzl in Cox’s Bazar

Mohammed Rafique’s dying mother wanted to hear from her son in Myanmar one last time. But Rafique couldn’t grant her this last wish.