CNA Staff, Nov 24, 2020 / 13:19 pm
A new initiative for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh is offering counseling and psychological care for children and adolescents in refugee camps.
The Multipurpose Adolescent Centre, run by Caritas Bangladesh, Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) and the US-based Catholic Relief Service (CRS), will also provide care for pregnant women and children with special needs.
The program began November 15 and will continue until next April, focusing on 12-18 year-old children, UCA News reported.
The Rohingya are a largely Muslim ethnic group who reside in Burma's Rakhine State. In August 2017, the Rohingya faced a sharp increase in state-sponsored violence in Burma, also known as Myanmar.