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12:00 AM, February 25, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:26 AM, February 25, 2018

Rohingya children's learning facilities not adequate

Says report; urges int'l community to maintain pressure on Myanmar

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.

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