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Rohingya Refugees Face Hunger and Despair as UN Food Aid Shrinks

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Rohingya refugees living in camps in Bangladesh are facing a dire humanitarian crisis as the UN World Food Programme (WFP) has reduced its food aid for the third time in six months due to a lack of funding.

 The reduction in food aid has left many Rohingya refugees struggling to survive and cope with the trauma of fleeing violence and persecution in Myanmar. Many of them are already suffering from malnutrition, disease, and mental health problems. According to the WFP, more than a third of Rohingya children are stunted and underweight, and more than half of pregnant and breastfeeding women are anaemic.

 ERohingya refugees have expressed their frustration and despair over the food cuts, saying that they have no other source of income or support. They are not allowed to work or travel freely outside the camps, and they have limited access to education, health care, and protection. Some of them have resorted to begging, selling their belongings, or taking loans to buy food.

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