Injured victims of the ongoing military crackdown in Myanmar outnumber the beds here at the main hospital in Cox’s Bazar.
Few families have spared by what many observers are calling textbook ethnic cleansing perpetrated by Myanmar’s military in Rakhine State.
Six-year-old Fatima broke her jumping off the second floor of her burning home to flee a Burmese army attack; now she barely talks.
I’m feeling sad not only for my child but also for other children who have been killed by the military.The fathers of such children might feel sad for children like me.
The army raped many girls, beat and killed many people.
Many family are torn apart during the dangerous journey across the border,leaving many youngsters without guidance and care.
Registering the children and tracing their families is the first priority for eight groups like International Committee of the Red Cross,but with more than 500,000 arrivals the task is daunting.
It’s difficult in terms of restoring family links to follow up on a person because they move a lot and they are scattered all around the different camps from Okiya to Tecna,so locate them first and maintain contact with them is complicated.
As injuries get treated, there are also plans for a mental health clinic for families suffering from severe trauma.
We are doctors and we are human beings also and this is totally unbearable;these pain they are suffering through, the situation they are going through are totally devastating condition.I haven’t seen this type of occurrence before.
While Bangladesh prepares to build up existing camps for more than half a million new arrivals,many remain concerned that the unseen damages will not be looked after.
Steve Sanford reporting for VOA from Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh.