Wearing thanaka in a Rohingya refugee camp – in pictures

Swirls of yellow paste made from ground bark decorate the cheeks of Rohingya Muslim women and girls in the refugee camps of Cox’s Bazar in southern Bangladesh. Thanaka, a type of sun protection that dates back centuries, is a common sight on the faces of the women, who say using the traditional cooling paste helps bring a sense of normality to camp life Continue reading...

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