U.N. warns of ‘lost generation’ of Rohingya children

Source: Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) – The United Nations warned on Thursday of what it described as a lost generation of Muslim Rohingya children, with half a million in refugee camps in Bangladesh facing dangers including disease and floods and those still in Myanmar lacking access to proper education.

Rohingya refugee children gather at a makeshift toy shop as they celebrate Eid al-Adha in Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, August 22, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

One year since 700,000 Rohingyas fled a violent crackdown by Myanmar security forces in Rakhine state, the U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF) gave a bleak assessment of the outlook for children on either side of the border.

“We are talking about risking the loss or the potential loss of a generation of Rohingya children,” UNICEF spokesman Simon Ingram told news conference in Geneva after spending six weeks in the camps in Cox’s Bazar.

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  1. and the lost generation of Syrian refugee children, and Yemenis, Libyans, South Sudanese and and and …?

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