NGOs open aid centres in refugee camps for Rohingya women


Humanitarian organisations have opened another aid centre in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar to advise Rohingya women on breastfeeding and provide them with a safe place to feed their newborns.

UNICEF and Concern Worldwide opened the Outpatient Therapeutic Program (OTP) Centre which has so far counseled 207 mothers and admitted 42 children under five years suffering from severe malnutrition.

UNICEF nutritionist Abukaba Siddique said the goal is to teach essential information to mothers who don’t understand the importance of breastfeeding, so as to avoid disease and malnutrition in young children.

Mothers who use the centre, say they highly value it, after their hazardous journey from Myanmar to Bangladesh during which safe areas to feed their babies were hard to come by.

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