msa November 27, 2016

By Rohingya Eye | RVision TV News

Maungdaw – Hundreds of displaced Rohingya children’s lives are at grave risks as the deadly infectious diseases surge in northern Maungdaw, according to reliable sources.

Currently, hundreds of displaced Rohingya children in the region are suffering from diarrhea, disease like pneumonia-like disease and malnutrition. Three children were reported to have died at Dargyizar IDP camps on Friday.

At least 5 children get affected the infectious diseases daily at Dargyizar (Shudo Gozi Bil), Kyetyoepyin (Kiyari Ferang) and Pyaungpaik (Haant Gojja Fara) making the numbers of children infected by the diseases exceed 300 overall. Going by the unfolding situation, the lives of the children could well be at risks if they do not get access to healthcare.

The displaced Rohingyas hardly have any food and medicines as the Burmese government have blocked humanitarian access to the region since the army assaults (on the civilians) began on October 9.

“We are forced to live under the fragile tent covered with tarpaulins and plastics on the salt flats and other plains in this winter. No warm-clothes, no food, no medicines, nothing! Nearby villagers looked after us for some time. Now they too have run out of their own rations.

“At least three children died from diarrhea at Dargyizar yesterday (on Friday, November 25 evening),” said a displaced Rohingya in northern Maungdaw.

The Burmese (Myanmar) military have killed more than 500 civilians, arbitrarily arrested more than 1,000 villagers, raped at least 100 women and burnt down more than 3,500 homes displacing at 50,000 people in northern Maungdaw in the pretext of ‘Clearance Operation’ or the Hunt-Down on the alleged militants responsible for October 9 raids on three Border Guard Police (BGP) posts

In Dargyizar village alone, the Burmese troops burnt down 366 Rohingya homes (i.e. the entire village), killed at least 40 civilians including men, women and children and raped dozens of women between November 13 and November 22 displacing more than 1,500 people.

[Edited by M.S. Anwar]

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