Aid Agencies Struggle To Support 'Traumatised' Rohingyas In Bangladesh

Aid Agencies Struggle To Support 'Traumatised' Rohingyas In Bangladesh

Bangladesh has announced it will build 14,000 shelters for some 400,000 refugees but has said it was also readying a desolate island where many could be relocated.

"If families can't meet their basic needs, the suffering will get even worse and lives could be lost".

A Myanmar government spokesman said he did not have information about the incidents Bangladesh had complained about but Myanmar had denied an earlier accusation.

The military says its "clearance operations" in northern Rakhine State are aimed at flushing out Rohingya militants who attacked police posts on August 25.

Mr Pierce said the humanitarian response needed to be rapidly scaled up.

About 240,000 children, of whom 36,000 are less than a year old and 92,000 are under five years old, are living in squalid conditions where they are vulnerable to the spread of disease, the United Nations children's agency said on Friday.

Bangladesh has been overwhelmed with more than 400,000 Rohingya who fled their homes in the last three weeks amid a crisis the United Nations describes as ethnic cleansing.

The government has declared ARSA a terrorist organisation and accused it of setting the fires and attacking civilians.

Weighing 40 tons, it was distributed among Rohingya Muslims in three refugee camps southwest of Bangladesh after being airlifted to Shah Amanat airport in the port city of Chittagong.

"People are living in these muddy, very bad conditions". "Clean water and sanitation can only be delivered in a structured environment".

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UNICEF said on Thursday that about 400,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar since August 25, some 60 percent of them children.

Human Rights Watch said satellite imagery showed 62 Rohingya villages had been torched since the violence erupted.

The Myanmar government "and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi in particular, should condemn unequivocally all incitement to racial or religious hatred and combat social discrimination and hostilities against the Rohingya minority", said the resolution.

Officials in Washington have been careful not to undermine the weak civilian government of Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, which took office past year, ending five decades of ruinous army rule.