INTERNATIONAL

Quarter A Million Children Among Rohingya Refugees

Global aid workers say that nearly a quarter of a million Rohingya refugee children in Bangladesh, are in an extremely vulnerable condition, many of them at the risk of malnutrition.

Almost 60 percent of all new arrivals in Bangladesh from Myanmar are children, most of them suffering from mental trauma and a large number of them separated from their parents and close relatives, chief of communications for UNICEF in Bangladesh.

Organizations like action against hunger have been working in Cox's Bazar, an area across the border from the Rakhine State, to provide aid to refugees in Kutupalong camp.

Clean water, shelters, hygiene and sanitation are the top priorities for charity organizations as they prepare for the upcoming cyclones.

The speed and scale of the exodus from Myanmar, one of the worst refugee crises in decades, has left hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas living in dire conditions in a poor part of a poor country.