Learning facilities for children in different Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh are not enough, hampering their development, says a new report.
About half of 140 Rohingya refugee children who provided information for the report shared that they were able to attend school in Myanmar.
Children aged 11-17 years, especially boys, indicated that they do not have access to education in the camps because learning activities are only available for younger children.
The Daily Star yesterday obtained a copy of the report titled, “Childhood Interrupted”, which will be launched at Spectra Convention Centre in the capital's Gulshan today. It is a joint work of Plan International Bangladesh, Save the Children International, and World Vision Bangladesh.
The report draws the international community's attention to maintain pressure on Myanmar for a long-term solution to the crisis that allows for “safe, dignified and voluntary repatriation.”
Alongside 140 Rohingya refugee children, 60 host community children also provided information in groups during a consultation on December 2-5 last year, the report says.
Fifty-eight percent of over 655,500 persecuted Rohingyas, who fled violence in Myanmar last year, are children under 18, the report mentions referring to Unicef.