Rohingya children also threatened in Bangladesh
Children of Rohingya Muslims fled from Myanmar are also in the neighboring Bangladesh by large dangers threaten, as desperate living conditions and diseases. There should be protection for them and their family and support for safe, voluntary and dignified return, says UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund.
The refugees have seen horrors "that no child should ever see," said UNICEF Director Antony Lake. Aside from food, safe water, sanitation and vaccinations have they need help in the processing of all they have to endure.
Since the end of August, more than 500,000 Rohingya arrived in the South of Bangladesh, of whom more than half children. They have fled for fear of attacks by the army on their villages.
Stay in Bangladesh most refugees in overcrowded, unsanitary and improvised conditions, in which fundamental life needs are not met. Edouard Beigbeder, Director of UNICEF in Bangladesh, now says all the "terrible dangers" to the children. Many young children are severely malnourished, basic care for mothers and babies is missing and support for trauma processing is desperately needed. In addition, children and young people in the chaos fall prey to traffickers and "others who look for opportunities to exploit them," said UNICEF.