WorldCOX‘S BAZAR/KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Rohingya refugee children from Myanmar are working punishing hours for paltry pay in Bangladesh, with some suffering beatings and sexual assault, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has found. “If any Rohingya child is found working, then the owners will be punished,” he said. The IOM’s findings, based on discussions with groups of long-term residents and recent arrivals, and separate interviews by Reuters, show life in the refugee camps is hardly better than it is in Myanmar for Rohingya children. The IOM said children were targeted by labor agents and encouraged to work by their destitute parents amid widespread malnutrition and poverty in the camps. Rohingya boys and girls as young as seven years old were confirmed working outside the settlements, according to the findings.
Source: Sunday Times November 13, 2017 07:30 UTC