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Report: Mohammed Idris Abdullah (stringer)
Topic: Progress on second round of cholera vaccinations
Translation summary: On Thursday, health workers completed delivering a second round of the oral cholera vaccination in all 34 Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar. The weeklong effort targeted youngsters from ages 1 to 5 years. A second round will follow in the host communities of Ukhiya and Teknaf, for everyone older than 1 year, at a spring date to be determined. Health workers hope to vaccinate nearly 750,000 people overall, mostly in host communities. The Bangladesh government’s partners in the vaccination effort include the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the UN Refugee Agency and others.
Report: Mohammed Rukon Uddin
Topic: Supports and strains of life in a refugee camp
Translation summary: Violence drove Moloi Abdur Rashid out of Myanmar to Bangladesh three times: in 1978, 1991 and again in August 2017. Now the 55-year-old lives in Kutupalong Camp 3, where he volunteers at a madrassa. He does so because it serves God, he said, and because it provides religious education for Rohingya children whose families can’t afford tuition fees.
Rashid and his family feel the strains of displacement every day. “We are 11 people living in a small shelter in a congested area. This is very difficult,” he said.
But he also recognizes the strain on the host country. Rashid said he’s grateful that Bangladesh – a lower middle-income country of 170 million people – has been willing to shelter 1.1 million Rohingyas. Like others, he wants a safe resolution to the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar “so that we don’t need to be refugee again in future.”