“Public Health Time-Bomb”

The Rohingya refugee crisis unfolding in Bangladesh is a “public-health time-bomb,” writes MSF International President Joanne Liu.
 
Following a recent visit to Bangladesh, which has absorbed almost 600,000 refugees recently, Liu says yesterday’s donor pledging conference in Geneva should be a wake-up call. Donors have a duty to help avert a public health disaster—and Bangladesh's government needs to facilitate relief organizations, she says.
 
The Quote: “It’s hard to comprehend the magnitude of the crisis until you see it with your own eyes. The refugee settlements are incredibly precarious. They look like makeshift shelters made of mud and plastic sheeting, fixed together with bamboo and scattered across little hilltops.”
 
MSF

 
Related: US mulls sanctions over Burma’s treatment of Rohingya – Asian Correspondent

Related: Rohingyas must go home but to safety, Bangladesh says – Reuters

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