23 Nov. 2017
Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh
Mohammad Ayas, a 12-year-old Rohingya refugee in the sprawling Palong Khali camp, is busy hawking piazu, a fried mixture of onions, lentils and spices. The 150 portions of piazu, made by his mother from the aid package the family received after fleeing violence in Myanmar, sell for 1 taka each, or a little more than 1 U.S. cent. "I started my trading here with the relief I got," Mohammad said. "I did not buy anything. I got this relief package five days ago and my mum made this piazu this morning."