Rohingya women sexually harassed as they collect water in Bengali neighbourhood
Refugees in Leda camp are passing their days in misery as water supply has been shut down by Bangladesh government authorities since January 23.
There are almost 15,000 refugees in the unofficial camp.
Meanwhile Rohingya women have faced sexual harassment by local Bengalis as they went to nearby villages to collect water. Leda camp lies in a violent neighbourhood where a large segment of the local populace depend on drug smuggling for their livelihood.
The government has shut down all camp facilities including medical care, sanitation and other basic provisions. Many people especially children are falling sick because of water shortages and lack of medical care.
Officials from Muslim Aid, the Britain based charity organisation which runs these provisions were not found in the camp. Locals say the government have shut down all their operations.
At least 400,000 Rohingyas have fled to the neighbouring country following brutal persecution in Arakan where the present population is now estimated at less than a million.
Muslim refugees are however not welcome in Bangladesh.
Refugees at Leda are especially at risk from a hostile local population.