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3:48 pm - Sunday February 18, 2018

UNICEF scales up emergency operations for Rohingyas

Agencies, United Nations

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has undertaken a “massive” scale-up of its emergency operations to ensure that those most vulnerable were not endangered further, the UN News Centre said.

A statement by the UN News Centre here yesterday said that up to 400,000 Rohingyas have been sheltering in Bangladesh since violence erupted across the border in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state in end-August and, according to preliminary estimates, about 60 per cent of them are children.

“There are acute shortages of everything, most critically shelter, food and clean water,” said Edouard Beigbeder, the head of UNICEF in Bangladesh.

Conditions on the ground place children at high risk of water-borne disease.

We have a monumental task ahead of us to protect these extremely vulnerable children.

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