Burma Times Correspondent: July 14, 2015
Rohingya refugees in Shaplapur say that they suffer from a complete lack of medical treatment. The situation is same in the nearby Leda refugee camp where Bangladesh government has halted all aid operations since March.
Due to an outpour of sympathy from the world community, especially Muslims, aid to Rohingyas in Bangladesh has increased. But many destitute refugees say the aid seldom makes it to them. Even when they get the aid, as soon as the donors are gone, they have to pay a percentage to the community leaders and religious clerics.
In light of such a situation, refugees are asking the international Muslim community and Rohingya leaders based abroad if there was any way to improve medical facilities for the entire community. That way, there will be less corruption and Rohingya refugees will receive more tangible benefits.
Refugees say if the donors could establish medical facilities, at least the number of infant deaths would most certainly drop.
Many Rohingya children in Bangladesh die from easily preventable diseases. Scores have died this year alone as parents have been unable to organise medical treatment.
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