Thousands more flee violence in Myanmar
Aid agencies now estimate that some 400,000 people fleeing violence in Myanmar have crossed the border into Bangladesh. “They arrive hungry and dehydrated,” says Mozharul Huq, secretary general of the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society. “We’re distributing emergency food supplies, but it isn’t enough.” The National Society was particularly concerned that children, pregnant women and older people would become malnourished and sick. The IFRC, ICRC and other National Societies also provided food and purified water. “Our teams of doctors, nurses and paramedics are treating hundreds of injured and sick people but the queues keep getting longer,” Huq says.