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UN: Rohingya Children Face Perpetual Life in Limbo

A generation of Rohingya children in Myanmar and Bangladesh will be condemned to a perpetual life in limbo unless coordinated international action is taken to end the violence and discrimination against the Rohingya people, according to the UNICEF report Lives in Limbo. More than half a million Rohingya refugee children are estimated to have fled to Bangladesh. The report by the U.N. children's fund says that these children face multiple dangers, including the imminent threat of floods, landslides and waterborne disease outbreaks during the upcoming monsoon and cyclone seasons, as well as the exploitation and early marriages that arise from living in congested, slumlike conditions. However, the situation for the estimated 185,000 children who remain in Myanmar's Rakhine state is considered even more grim, according to Simon Ingram, author of the report.  He says families there reportedly are living isolated, fearful lives with minimal access to basic services. "I think, if we...

 

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