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USA for UNHCR is excited to feature, Wandering, a captivating and poetic documentary about Kutupalong refugee camp - the largest refugee camp in the world with nearly one million Rohingya refugees.

Dear Dedicated Supporters,

August 2023 marks six years since hundreds of thousands of Rohingya people sought refuge in Bangladesh escaping horrific violence and persecution in Myanmar. Today, the Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh — where nearly one million Rohingya now live — is the largest refugee camp in the world.

Recently I had the privilege to travel to Bangladesh and bear witness to the bravery and resilience of the Rohingya refugees who have rebuilt their communities there. Those who live in this low-lying area of southeast Asia do so under very difficult physical circumstances. Torrential monsoon rains, intensifying due to the effects of climate change, are a regular part of the weather pattern often with devastating impacts on the refugee camps and roads that access the camps. Essential supplies are at the mercy of available transportation amid unpredictable conditions. And weather-related conditions are only one set of challenges that these communities face on a daily basis in this protracted emergency.

Yet, from my time in Kutupalong I have many reasons to be optimistic. Children are learning and laughing in educational centers with walls filled with brightly colored artwork. Young adults are enrolled in vocational programs, including many young women who may not have had access to such opportunities in Myanmar. Men and women participate in livelihoods programming and leadership opportunities, helping to shape and run programs and services in their communities wherever possible. And work is well underway to address the tremendous environmental challenges and advance a more purposeful relationship with the planet – including watershed management, reforestation, and water and sanitation efforts that are closely linked with health outcomes.

Through USA for UNHCR’s Culture Collective, I am pleased to offer you another view of Rohingya people through the beauty of their culture. Please take the opportunity to watch Wandering and Rohingya, two powerful films which give us a glimpse of day-to-day life, along with examples of art, music, a museum exhibition – and even Muppets. Spend some time with this inspirational content, and then explore the ways you can get more involved in supporting refugee communities.

With gratitude,

Suzanne Ehlers

Executive Director and CEO


Wandering is a captivating and poetic documentary about Kutupalong refugee campthe largest refugee camp in the world with nearly 1 million Rohingya refugees. The film was produced in collaboration with Kala Miya (Kalam) and photographer Renaud Philippe, Rohingya refugees whose artistic works provided inspiration for the film. 


Rohingya is a feature length documentary that provides an observatory view into the lives of Rohingya refugees living in Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh. Filmed and produced by documentarian Ai Weiwei, the film focuses on Rohingya refugees who fled Myanmar in August 2017 and sought safety in Bangladesh. The film shows the Rohingya‘s everyday life, spiritual practices and landscape of Cox’s Bazaar.

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More than one million Rohingya refugees have fled violence in Myanmar in successive waves of displacement since the 1990s. Visit USA for UNHCR to learn more about this crisis. 

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Visit a Virtual Museum

In parallel with the film, Wandering, a multimedium exhibition was created and exhibited at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ) combining video projections, photographs, children’s drawings, dioramas and sculptures to educate guests about the Rohingya refugee crisis. 

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Two young students stand in front of their classmates courageously singing Baa-Baa Black sheep. Rohingya children receive basic education and emotional support through learning facilities in Bangladesh. Learn more about how these safe spaces are supporting Rohingya children. 

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Watch Sesame Workshop Muppets

Noor and Aziz, 6-yearold twins, are Rohingya Muppets featured in Sesame Workshop’s Play to Learn program, a UNHCR partner delivering early education to children living in the world’s largest refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Watch and learn more about Noor, Aziz and Rohingya culture. 

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View an Art Exhibit

UNHCR and partner Artolution are supporting Rohingya youth in Bangladesh through collaborative art – folk music, sculpture, mural painting and other creative arts programs that promote resilience and healing. Visit this inspiring virtual exhibit to see how Rohingya youth are using art as a powerful storytelling tool 

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