Bangladesh

Wednesday 18 October 2017

Rohingya camps a 'child protection disaster waiting to happen,' with more than 450,000 children out of school

Overcrowding, a lack of schooling and widespread desperation among the Rohingya in camps and makeshift settlements in Bangladesh are putting children at an alarming risk of exploitation and abuse, Save the Children has warned.

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Thursday 5 October 2017

Almost 150,000 Rohingya children in urgent need of supplementary food to stave off or treat malnutrition

Save the Children is warning of a malnutrition crisis in the Bangladeshi district of Cox’s Bazar, where more than half a million Rohingya have arrived in the past six weeks after fleeing horrific violence and bloodshed over the border in Myanmar.

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Thursday 28 September 2017

Risk of “potentially catastrophic” water-borne disease outbreak grows by the day as malnutrition rises among displaced Rohingya

Poor access to clean drinking water and basic health services, coupled with frequent monsoon rains, has sparked growing concern of an outbreak of water-borne diseases like cholera among Rohingyas who fled persecution and violence in Myanmar.

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Tuesday 26 September 2017

At the forefront of disaster: Rohingya children share their harrowing stories

In this opinion piece, Mike Novell, Save the Children’s Asia Regional Director, shares the harrowing testimonies we have heard from Rohingya children fleeing into Bangladesh.

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Thursday 21 September 2017

Save the Children calls on world leaders to help end the violence in Rakhine state as situation for Rohingya children grows increasingly desperate

As world leaders meet in New York for the UN General Assembly, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya children who fled violence and killing in Myanmar’s Rakhine state are now facing an increasingly desperate situation in Bangladesh. 
 
Close to 250,000 children are among the newly arrived Rohingya in the Bangladesh district of Cox’s Bazar, where there are widespread shortages of food, water and shelter. Heavy rainfall in recent days is making a desperate situation even worse.

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