Ro­hingya kids des­per­ate for help

Warwick Daily News - - NEWS | WORLD - – INM

AN UN­PRECE­DENTED 200,000 child refugees have fled Myan­mar and are in ur­gent need of help, UNICEF has warned, as the Ro­hingya cri­sis reaches new pro­por­tions. Mi­nors made up at least 60% of the 330,000 Ro­hingya who had crossed the bor­der into Bangladesh over the past few weeks fol­low­ing at­tacks by Myan­mar’s army and civil­ian groups, Unicef spokesman Jean-Jac­ques Si­mon said. Highly trau­ma­tised, they were ar­riv­ing mal­nour­ished and in­jured after walk­ing for days. “It’s reach­ing a new pro­por­tion ev­ery day ... you have to won­der when it will stop,” Mr Si­mon said.

PHOTO: A. ABDULLAH/EPA

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