22 Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh Die from Infectious Diseases
By Md Elias
Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh (Rohingya Vision) – At least 22 Rohingya refugees including adults and children died in Bangladesh Refugee Camps in the last two months for not having access to medical treatments, the reliable sources report.
Since last few months, the infectious diseases such as Diarrhoea, Cholera and Dysentery etc have been widespread in the refugee camps especially ‘Leda Camps’ in Teknaf Region of Cox’s Bazaar district. The diseases have not properly tackled yet consequently increasing the death tolls day by day, according to the statements by the refugees.
There is a medical centre set up by a NGO named IMO (International Maritime Organization). Though it operates from 8:00AM to 6:00PM, it doesn’t accept many Rohingya refugee patients except for some patients they (the hospital authorities) think serious enough.
Besides, it one mile far from the ‘Leda’ refugee camps which is very difficult for the refugees to get access to the medical centre as none of the refugees possess transportation means. Therefore, nowadays, many people, old, men, women and children alike, are dying on the way to the hospital.
“People are dying day by day due to treatable infectious diseases. We hardly get any help from Bangladesh government.
We request our leaders to come forward to help us to prevent the situation from worsening. We request the international community to save the lives of the innocent human beings on the ground of humanity,” said a refugee in Ledaa Camps.
The list of the people that died in Ledaa Refugee Camps between September 2015 and October 2015 are given in the table given below.
|No.||Name||Father’s Name||Spouse Name||Age||Block No.||Room No.|
|1||Mr. Mustafa||Zakariya||–||75 years||B||233|
|2||Mr. Khala Meah||Shah Alam||–||65 years||B||234|
|3||Mr. Abul Kasim||Hamid||–||27 years||A||109|
|4||Ms. Yasmin||–||Anwar Sadek||–||A||252|
|5||Ms. Rehena||–||Sayed Amin||–||A||155|
|7||Ms. Bellaw Khatun||–||Noor Alam||20 years||E||47|
|8||Ms. Yasmine||–||Ayatullah||20 years||F||201|
|9||Ms. Rabiya||Abdur Rahim||–||20 years||F||81|
|10||Nurul Aqsa||Iman Hussein||–||7 years||C||254|
|12||Mohammed Arafat||Abu Sayed||–||2 years||E||137|
|13||Noor Akhtar||Abu Sayed||–||–||E||137|
|14||Mohammed Sohail||Mohammed Zubair||–||9 months||B||137|
|15||Umma Habibah||Zainal Alam||–||4 months||F||84|
|16||Mohammed Hussein||Abdu Shukkor||–||4 months||F||49|
|17||Baby||Shafia Begum (mother)||–||–||A||259|
|20||Sharmine||Mohammed Alam||–||2 months||F||54|
[Edited by M.S. Anwar]
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