A group of refugee children stand at a makeshift camp in Teknuf in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Photo – EPA
Twelve months after the humanitarian nightmare began to unfold in northern Rakhine, the UK renews its call on the international community to prioritise long-term support, especially access to education, for the Muslim refugees living in the camps in Bangladesh. Meanwhile, UNICEF warns that investment in education is “desperately needed” to avert a “long generation” of refugee children.
On August 25, 2017, the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) launched attacks on security posts in northern Rakhine, prompting a brutal military crackdown that resulted in an estimated 700,000 Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh.
In a statement released on August 24, the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) appealed to the international community to…