'Severely traumatized': The mental health problem facing Rohingya refugee children

Including Sunday's capsizing, boat accidents have killed at least 155 Rohingya trying to reach Bangladesh.

The UN refugee agency said Tuesday it was working with the Bangladesh authorities to set up a transit centre in preparation for a fresh influx from Myanmar's Rakhine state.

More than 11,000 Rohingya Muslims, a minority in Myanmar facing persecution, crossed into Bangladesh at several crossing points, the United Nations agency said.

Nine dead bodies of refugees have washed up in Bangladesh when an overloaded boat carrying after an overloaded boat carrying several dire Rohingyas sank in the sea.

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Myanmar's government denies the allegations of ethnic cleansing and has labeled as terrorists the militants from the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army who launched the initial attacks.

But the conflict is viewed differently inside mainly Buddhist Myanmar, where many loathe the Rohingya and blame them for driving the unrest.

A photographer in Bangladesh has captured the heartbreak of Rohingya Muslim refugees fleeing Myanmar.

"She never asked for the Nobel Peace Prize", he said, responding to calls from some corners that she be stripped of the title. Starvation caused by Myanmar's military and government restrictions will cause a new wave of Rohingyas escaping to Bangladesh.

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In this latest incident of refugee boat capsize, more than half of the victims were children as stated by the police chief of the border town of Teknaf, Mian Uddin.

"Observers believe as many as 100000 more people may be waiting to cross into Cox's Bazar from North Rakhine's Buthidaung township (in Myanmar)", the IOM said.

The Trump administration has promised USD32 million in assistance - Dollars 28 million of which will go to Bangladesh, where roughly half-a-million Rohingyas are presently based. "And also we have mental health components, so by this mental health component we're going to cover 30,000 persons under these mental health services", said Muhammad Mehedi, field co-cordinator for Action Against Hunger.

Rohingya children stand in a queue to receive food handouts at Thangkhali refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017.

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Last week, an average of 2,000 people a day crossed from Myanmar to Bangladesh.

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