UNICEF scales up response for Bangladesh flood victims
04.09.2017 10:14 "Agro Perspectiva" (Kyiv) —
As of this week, UNICEF Representative within Bangladesh, Edouard Beigbeder, has said the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is scaling up its response, together with aid partners, within the flood-affected northern and central parts of Bangladesh, UN Radio reports.
As to Beigbeder, children were bearing «the biggest brunt» of the emergency, including the fresh influx of Rohingya refugees, who are fleeing across the border into Bangladesh, from Myanmar.
«UNICEF will continue and strengthen its humanitarian support in coordination with the government of Bangladesh in education, nutrition, health and child protection,» he said.
As to him, around 1.5 million victims of the intense flooding are to receive water-purification tablets, hygiene kits, jerry cans and bleaching powder. Over 80% of the influx of Rohingya refugees who are fleeing renewed violence within Myanmar’s Rakhine State, are women and children.
Also, Beigbeder has said the UNICEF is boosting its psycho-social support for newly-arrived children including recreation kits and trained teachers.