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WHO seeks int'l support for Rohingya refugees

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Health Desk: 30 March 2018: The World Health Organization has appealed to the international community to contribute generously to enable appropriate and timely health services to highly vulnerable Rohingyas, now facing grave risks to their lives and health in view of the coming rainy season.

A grossly underfunded health sector has been struggling to meet the needs of 1.3 million Rohingyas in Cox's Bazar, the UN body said in a release on Thursday.

“This is one of the biggest humanitarian crises in recent times. No single agency or the government of Bangladesh alone can meet the massive health needs of such a large population group,” said Poonam Khetrapal Singh, regional director of WHO-SEARO, at a meeting of partners.

The WHO said it along with the health ministry has been coordinating the work of over 100 partners on the ground. It has facilitated the contingency plan for the rainy season.