Myanmar refugees’ boat capsized


Dhaka: Myanmar refugees were facing troubles one after another, nearly 60 people died and death toll would rise, according to UN report on September 30th, 2017 that accident happened when a boat carrying refugees upended a short distance near Bengali coast.

The report stated that a boat of carrying refugees met an accident in a violent sea, after Burmese’s violence against Muslims, a large number of people started migrating towards neighboring country Bangladesh.

Nearly 60 people had been confirmed dead and more deaths would be expected.

“Nearly 60 are confirmed dead and forty are missing or presumed drowned,”-IOM spokesman Joel Millman told reporters in Geneva.

A lady who was victimized of that terrible storm told, “My husband and two sons were downed.”

The security for refugees in camps is not satisfactory, young girls were raped by unseen enemies.

UN report stated, “Half a million Rohingya’s have crushed into camps in Bangladesh in just over a month, fleeing a Myanmar army campaign and communal violence that it is an ethnic cleaning.”

Furthermore, health facilities are required for refugee settlement. They are deprived of the basic needs like clean drinking water, toilets, food and doctors are required.

Red Cross reported, “Our mobile clinics are treating more people, especially children, who are very sick from diarrheal diseases which are a direct result of the terrible sanitation conditions.”

However, worsening conditions compelled Rohingya to try to move out of the wedge of land, Bangladesh has set aside for the new arrivals.














Reporter: Syeda Faiza Bukhari

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