Continued violence against Myanmar’s Rohingya

A Rohingya refugee child climbs stairs at Hakimpara refugee camp in Bangladesh's Ukhia district on January 27, 2018. (Photo by AFP)

The United Nations has warned that more than 100,000 Rohingya Muslims in Bangladeshi refugee camps will be in grave danger with the mid-year monsoon season on its way.

The report further cautioned that flooding and mudslides in the forthcoming monsoon season would worsen the already dire humanitarian situation at the border refugee camps.

The World Health Organization has vaccinated over 500,000 Rohingyas against diphtheria and on Saturday health workers began giving 350,000 children a second dose. But a new health concern has arisen. The UN report said there had been an increase in cases in the past few weeks, and that Rohingya refugees and host communities had never been vaccinated against the highly contagious disease.

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