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‘Rohingya children at risk of abuse’

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Health Desk: Oct 23, 2017-- Helle Thorning-Schmidt, CEO of Save the Children International, has warned overcrowding, a lack of schooling and widespread desperation among the Rohingya in camps and makeshift settlements in Bangladesh are putting children at an alarming risk of exploitation and abuse.

While addressing at a press conference in a city hotel on Saturday, she said, "There are huge child protection concerns in the camps. A lot of desperate, hungry children are running around alone in crowded, chaotic settings where anything could happen."

Thorning-Schmidt, who came to Bangladesh on October 19 on a three-day visit, observed the situation of the displaced Rohingyas living in Cox's Bazar makeshift camps.

At the press conference, both Thorning-Schmidt and Mark Pierce, Country Director, Save the Children in Bangladesh thanked the government of Bangladesh for giving the displaced Rohingya people a safe sanctuary.