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UNICEF Scaling Up Response To Influx Of Rohingya Refugees Into Bangladesh

Associated Press: The Latest: UNICEF estimates 240,000 children fled Myanmar
“The U.N. children’s agency is estimating that 240,000 children have fled Myanmar’s Rakhine state into neighboring Bangladesh over the last three weeks. UNICEF spokeswoman Marixie Mercado says that figure — amounting to about 60 percent of the estimated 391,000 total refugees — includes about 36,000 children aged under one year old. She says the agency also estimates 52,000 pregnant and lactating women…” (9/15).

U.N. News Centre: UNICEF scales-up relief for Rohingya facing critical ‘shortages of everything’
“Amid an acute shortage of humanitarian supplies for the thousands of Rohingya arriving every day in Bangladesh, having fled violence in Myanmar, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is undertaking a ‘massive’ scale-up of its emergency operations to ensure that those most vulnerable are not endangered further…” (9/14).

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