The piece of land that Syed Karim stands on used to be paddy fields that helped give him and his family an income. Today the land has been requisitioned as the site of a deep water well which will supply thousands of families living in the surrounding refugee camp. An orchard of several thousand mango trees that he also owned was cut down to make way for refugee shelters. ''I was a landlord and now I am a day labourer'', says Karim, ''When the refugees came, I thought it was going to be temporary. But it seems it's going to be permanent, so I feel very bad'' Since some 700,000 Rohingya refugees were given shelter in Cox's Bazar district of Bangladesh two year ago, pressure on the local population and complaints over rising prices, traffic congestion and other issues have caused concern.