Rohingya babies born while mothers flee for their lives

Rohingya man with baby Sept 12 2017

According to the Dhaka Tribune, about 100 Rohingya babies have been born on the border since the refugee crisis began on August 25th. Births were carried out without medical care & under dangerous, unhealthy conditions. It’s likely some of those babies were born premature. Imagine being in the final stages of a pregnancy when the military or paramilitary death squads attack or torch your village & having to flee on foot nine months pregnant. The paper reported that most mothers & newborns had critical health conditions as a result.

Our protests must demand an end to genocide & human, democratic, civil, & refugee rights along with demanding massive humanitarian aid to the refugees, including healthcare addressing the particular needs of women & children.

(Photo from Arakan News Agency)