18 January 2018
Life for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh grows ever more dangerous, reports The World Weekly. In November, surveys of water supplies in Bangladeshi camps found that 86 per cent tested positive for E-coli. This crowded and unsanitary environment, combined with low routine vaccination rates among the Rohingya, has proven to be a breeding ground for disease. Meanwhile Bangladesh and Myanmar have set out plans to repatriate all Rohingya refugees within two years. “The crisis is straining already weak systems of healthcare and education, and putting an economic and environmental burden on the region,” said Dr Lee Jones.