Rohingya children left stranded amid garbage and muck in Myanmar

Rohingya children left stranded amid garbage and muck in Myanmar

UN warns of ‘toxic fear’ among tens of thousands of children trapped in Rakhine state, some of whom have become separated from their parents

Tens of thousands of Rohingya children have been left “trapped and almost forgotten” in remote, squalid camps and isolated villages in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, the UN has said.

Stringent restrictions on the movement of Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine, which have worsened amid the increased violence over the past 15 months, have left an estimated 60,000 children stranded, in need of aid, and suffering from “high levels of toxic fear”, said Unicef, the UN children’s agency.

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