The long-standing Myanmar Crisis has become violent again by the end of August in 2017. Being most of them are children, more than 400 people have been killed due to the violence used on Rohingya muslims living in the Arakan region of Myanmar. UNICEF also indicated that more than 1,400 children were left as orphans during this conflict. According to the UN report, more than 400,000 Arakanese were reportedly fleeing from the violence and migrated to Bangladesh, and 60% of this figure comprised of the children. Due to the speed and size of the migration flow, there are problems about meeting urgent needs in the region.
According to the WHO report, more than 920 thousand Arakanese, which means over 250 thousand families, lives in the refugee camps in Cox Bazaar, Bangladesh. Even only in the first nine months of 2018, more than 13 thousand Arakanese have had to leave their home and emigrate to Bangladesh.
While the number of Arakanese living in the camps increases day by day, the life gets harder due to epidemics such as diphtheria, cholera, diarrhea, respiratory tract infection, which are resulting from insufficient and limited health services and clean water access.
Up to date, many nutrition health care services have been provided and hygiene kits have been distributed to prevent epidemics in the region.
Since January 2019, we have been providing primary health care services and medicine support in our Balukhali Refugee Camp in Bangladesh.
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