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Razor blades, strings and plastic bottles; the toys of Rohingya refugee children

Razor blades, empty syringes and batteries, and old bottle tops — these are some of the things the children stuck in the middle of the Rohingya refugee crisis are playing with.

In a series of photographs, Ed Jones captures the kids’ playthings in their outstretched hands in Shamlapur, Thankhali and Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar earlier this month.

The children are part of the 625,000 Rohingya Muslims who fled Myanmar for Bangladesh since August.


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