Pneumonia spreads in refugee camps

Teknaf, Bangladesh: Pneumonia, fever, cough, stomach’s pain and diarrhea have recently spread among the refugee children in Bangladesh-Burma border, said a local doctor from Teknaf.

The overview of Kutupalong unregistered camp on Bangladesh-Burma border
“Many unregistered Rohingya refugee children of Leda (Tal) and Kutuplong makeshift camp have been suffering from various diseases since the end of December 2012.”

According to refugees, the effected children are being given basic treatment through INGOs- Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF), Muslim Aids and etc.

The patients are waiting at Muslim Aids clinic

“Mostly, refugee children (1 to 7 years) are suffering with these diseases.”

Kutupalong makeshift camp is situated in open fields on hilly terrain, buffeted by cool winds, where the huts of the refugees are made with plastic, bushes and branches, according to sources.

The patients are waiting at MSF clinic

A refugee health worker from the camp said the children are now suffering from pneumonia.

The health worker also said, “In the camps is very cold because it is situated between Mauntain and Naff River, so the refugees are suffering from cold more.”

A kids is going for treatment in  Muslim Aids

Similarly, some registered refugee children of Nayapara and Kutupalong camps are also suffering from pneumonia, fever and cough recently, said a Community Health Worker from the camp.

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