Rohingya children close to starvation amid ‘health crisis on an unimaginable scale’

Rohingya refugees wait to be seen by a doctor at a camp in Bangladesh’s Ukhia district. Photograph: Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP/Getty Images

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In Kate Hodal’s article in the Guardian, she discusses how one-fourth of Rohingya refugee children, fleeing from Myanmar to Bangladesh, suffer from severe malnutrition. Refugees arriving at Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, have found a public health crisis, with 75% of the population not having access to enough food and 95% of the population drinking contaminated water. These persecuted refugees have escaped a humanitarian crisis in Myanmar only to have found a public health crisis in Bangladesh.

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Samantha Underwood

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