By Stw Zo
Monday, April 21, 2014
Sittwe (Akyab), Arakan– A 28-yeard-old Rohingya died of dehydration and heat-stroke at Sittwe IDP (internally displaced people) camps at 7:30PM on 19th April 2014. There was no doctor available at the camps for his treatment.
“He’s Noor Hussein (son of) U Nabi Hussein, 28-yeard-old internally displaced Rohingya from camp number 74 of Moti-Nya camps in Sittwe township. He’s a father of two children. And his wife is also pregnant. He was working hard and struggling for their survival.
On his way back home from work, he suddenly got fainted and fell down. We tried to save him. But unfortunately, he passed away at 7:30PM” said an internally displaced Rohingya.
“He was likely to be suffering from dehydration and so, died of heat-stroke. He was buried yesterday (on 20th April 2014) morning. More than 100,000 people in IDP camps are facing acute humanitarian crises such as widespread diseases, malnutrition and drinking water. The crises doubled after the expulsion of aid workers. Average 10 people including children and adults are dying. The similar situations are taking place in Pauktaw and MyeBun townships as well” he added.