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Dirt Accumulation Increases Risk of Infectious Diseases

By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 16th January 2019

Cox’s Bazaar: Dirt accumulation across the various refugee camps have increased infectious diseases such as chicken pox, cholera, diarrhea, etc. among the Rohingya children, reports a parent today (16th January 2019).

Rohingya children playing in the dirt accumulated makeshift camps are getting infected with severe infectious diseases, especially on their skin.

[Rohingya Children playing at dirt Accumulation across the makeshift camps of Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh. Image: RVISION TV]

Due to the lack of playground and open space for Rohingya children, they are compelled to play in the dirt accumulated places, which are nearby to their shelters.

The dirt accumulation scene is everywhere common in most of the makeshift camps. Only a few in Kutupalong registered camp have appointed cleaners for the area.

[Dirt Accumulation across the makeshift camps of Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh. Image: RVISION TV]

In some areas of newly makeshift camps, MSF provides some cleaning medicines for cleaning purpose, which reduces some odor and prevents insect accumulation as well.

The chemicals provided by MSF are not given in every areas and lack of cleaners have worsened the dirt accumulation.

The increment of dirt has risked the lives of the Rohingya, especially the children and elderly.

Chicken Pox treatment Campaigns in Makeshift camps of Cox’s bazaar, Bangladesh. Image: RVISION TV

Recently chicken pox virus has infected hundreds of Rohingya children in the refugee camps, where different health organizations such as MSF, WHO, and others are seen to be doing some awareness and treatment campaigns.

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