Wearing tradition, thanaka paste in a Rohingya camp

A Rohingya refugee girl named Majuma, aged 10, poses for a photograph as she wears thanaka paste at Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh, April 2, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne.

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh – Swirls of yellow paste made from ground tree bark decorate the cheeks of Rohingya Muslim women and girls in the refugee camps of southern Bangladesh. Thanaka, a type of sun protection that dates back centuries, is a common sight on the faces of the women, who say the use of the […]

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