UNICEF describes 'hell on earth' for Rohingya children

Updated:1 year, 1 month ago IST

New Delhi, Oct 21 (ANI): As many as 3, 40,000 Rohingya Muslim children are living in squalid camps without enough food and water. United Nations International Children's Fund revealed the figures on October 20, in a report on refugees from Myanmar who have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh. UNICEF also informed that many of the children are traumatised by brutal acts by Myanmar soldiers. Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya people have been forced to leave their villages, after the army launched a crackdown on the Muslim minority. UNICEF's report claims that over 12000 children are arriving in Bangladesh every week and are forced to settle in dirty shelters that pose a high risk of water born diseases.

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