“Children are very quiet here. That’s the one thing that strikes me. It is just so sad. They deserve their childhood. They deserve some good experiences. They deserve to not have to live through this.”
Shelley Thakral, spokesperson for the World Food Programme (WFP), described the scene at Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh, where over 600,000 children and adults have fled from Myanmar’s Rakhine State since late August.
The children who arrive are deeply traumatised. Many of their homes were burned to the ground, with friends and family members shot or even burned to death in front of their eyes.
As is the case in so many humanitarian crises, it is young children who face the most danger.
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