UNICEF concerned as Rohingya children face hunger, malnutrition and disease
Cii Radio| Ayesha Ismail| 06 October 2017| 15 Muharram 1439
Nearly a quarter of a million Rohingya refugee children in Bangladesh are in an extremely vulnerable condition, many of them at risk of malnutrition, global aid workers say.
Almost 60 percent of all new arrivals in Bangladesh from Myanmar are children, most of them suffering from mental trauma and a large number of them separated from their parents and close relatives, Chief of Communications for UNICEF in Bangladesh, Jean-Jacques Simon said.
Clean water, shelters, hygiene and sanitation are the top priorities for charity organisations as they prepare for the upcoming cyclones.
The speed and scale of the exodus from Myanmar – one of the worst refugee crises in decades – has left hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas living in dire conditions. UN and aid agencies are scrambling to give people shelter and prevent an outbreak of disease.
Source – TRT World