June 25, 2018

Rohingya children suffering ‘hell on earth’, warns Unicef (Scotsman)

Rohingya children suffering ‘hell on earth’, warns Unicef (Scotsman)

The children who make up most of the nearly 600,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Burma are experiencing a “hell on earth” in overcrowded, muddy and squalid refugee camps in neighbouring Bangladesh, Unicef has said. The United Nation children’s agency has issued a report that documents the plight of children who account for 58 per cent of the refugees who have poured into Cox’s Bazar over the last eight weeks. Report author Simon Ingram said about one in five children in the area were “acutely malnourished”. The report comes ahead of a donor conference in Switzerland, on Monday to drum up funding for the Rohingya. Read more

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