Rohingya refugees receiving mental health first aid

31 October 2017

As Rohingya refugees continue to pour into neighbouring Bangladesh, one UN agency is taking steps to address their psychological well-being.

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is supporting an initiative that provides so-called “mental health first aid” to the displaced, who have fled violence in Myanmar.

More than 600,000 members of the Muslim minority community have settled in Bangladesh since late August, following attacks on government security positions and subsequent military action Myanmar’s Rakhine state.

Paulina Greer reports.

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