Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh
The humanitarian crisis caused by escalating violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State is causing suffering on a catastrophic scale. Estimated 905,000 refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.
Since Aug. 25, 2017, about 700,000 people from Myanmar have fled to Bangladesh because of extreme violence in northern Rakhine state, on the country’s western Bay of Bengal coast. They arrived with injuries caused by gunshots, shrapnel, fire and landmines.
Most of the Myanmar refugees identify as Rohingya, a Muslim minority ethnic group, in predominantly Buddhist Myanmar. Flooding into camps near the town of Cox’s Bazar, they joined more than 200,000 people who escaped to Bangladesh years earlier.
Refugee children are generally at high risk of disease and malnutrition, physical harm and violence. Since heavy monsoon rains began in early June, conditions have worsened.
We should all support the good cause and support the government of Bangladesh for the big heart, country has shown and showing towards Rohingya refugees.
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