By M.S. Anwar
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Pauktaw, Arakan– Internally displaced Rohingyas in Pauktaw camps have been facing acute drinking water crisis for a month. Consequently, IDP at the camps are infected by various kinds of spreadable diseases.
“About 4036 internally displaced people in the camps of Annauk-Raing village, Pauktaw township, are facing severe drinking water crisis. This is summer and extremely hot. They have no clean and sanitized drinking water. The crisis became worse after the expulsion of INGOs and aid workers last month. They have to drink dirty and muddy water. Therefore, Diarrhea, Jaundice, Hepathitis C, Dehydration and other kinds of diseases are widespread amongst the people in the camps. Many people are dying consequently” said a Rohingya in Pauktaw.
“Similar or even worse situations are being faced by Internally Displaced Rohingyas in Pauktaw Nget-Chaung Camps, IDP camps in Myebun township and other camps in the region” he added.