Burma Times Correspondent: June 17, 2015
Two infant children have died in Shaplapur of Bangladesh on Sunday.
Nine month Azim Ullah s/o Aziz Ahmed and one and a half year Rahima Akhter s/o Rashid Ullah both died after a hospital in Bangladesh refused them treatment.
Rahima was suffering from diarrhoea while Azim was suffering from pneumonia. They were both taken together to a local hospital on Saturday . Doctors said their conditions were not serious and sent them home.
Azim died at early dawn. Rahima passed away at around noon quietly in her sleep.
Many Rohingya children have been suffering from water and cold related diseases as their homes have become waterlogged in the monsoon season.
After Rohingya families were evicted from their homes in the Shaplapur coastal area by Bangladesh authorities in March, many families bundled together in massive shelters rented out by local villagers. With the advent of the monsoon season, the shelters have become waterlogged. Bangladesh villagers say they will be unable to prevent the waterlogging unless the refugees can pay for the land to be filled to keep the water out.
Most Rohingyas have been unable to come up with the payment and are forced to stay with the water. The unhygienic conditions have led to diseases especially among the children.