1 of Every 4 Rohingya Refugee Children in B’desh Is Malnourished
A new World Food Programme (WFP) survey shows that malnutrition rates among Rohinyga refugees at camps in Kutupalong are increasing at an alarming rate. Preliminary findings indicate that one in four Rohinyga children suffer from malnutrition.
According to the survey, there is a 7.5 percent prevalence of life-threatening severe acute malnutrition – double the rate that was observed among Rohingya child refugees in May 2017.
The Kutupalong nutrition assessment, which took place on 22-28 October, surveyed 405 households including families who arrived there both before and after violence escalated in northern Rakhine on 25 August.
Maungdaw district in Myanmar, where many of the refugees have come from, was among the most vulnerable and chronically food-insecure areas in Myanmar even before the current outbreak of violence, with high rates of malnutrition.
According to the WFP, the Maungdaw district in Myanmar – where many of the refugees have come from – was among the most vulnerable and chronically food-insecure areas in Myanmar even before the current outbreak of violence, with high rates of malnutrition.
(With inputs from AP)
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