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At the Rohingya refugee camp in Sittwe, Thea Chaung, Ohntaw, more than 100 people are suffering.

At the Rohingya refugee camp in Sittwe, Thea Chaung, Ohntaw, more than 100 people are suffering from Chlorea and one child has died.

After Typhoon MOCHA hit, the Rohingya camps in Sittwe, Rakhine State continue to need help, and in the Rohingya refugee camps in Thea Chaung, Ohntaw, more than 100 people, including children under the age of five, are suffering from Chlorea, according to residents.

After the storm, salty water entered the water tanks. A person who provides health services in Rohingya refugee camps said that Chlorea started to occur because of the difficulties of drinking water scarcity and the lack of flush toilets.

"As far as we can see now, there are more children; Because we are counting children first, If we talk about the list, there will be almost all of them (more than 100). According to the information, f

or adults, there are few, if any. Not that many, more children, on the side of the Thea Chaung, Ohntaw, mainly children under the age of five, according to the data. This happened after the storm, and now more and more. We have to watch them. If more, children will be affected. There may be a situation where more can be added,'' said the aid worker on the ground.

Currently, only NGOs and human rights organizations are providing health services on the ground, so there is not enough help, said a person providing health services in Rohingya refugee camps.

"Right now, there is a group from Yangon, and they did, on this side, there are also NGOs doing this. The government, they have given doctors in the hospital. The government is only giving the place it is given, they don't give anywhere, There is not enough because the service they provide is in one place.'' he continued.

A child under the age of five died of Chlorea on May 24 at the Ohntawgyi Rohingya refugee camp in Sittwe City due to the lack of access to health services in these hard-to-reach areas.

In addition to this, the Rohingya refugee camps were destroyed by the storm and almost all of the housings were destroyed, so they are currently living in sheltered tents that have been repaired without shelter and are suffering from illnesses.

The Military Council claims to be continuously sending health care and medical teams to the areas affected by the storm, but aid groups on the ground say that the Military Council's health workers are only in government hospitals said the aid wotkers on the ground.

On May 21, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) issued a warning on May 21 that there is a high possibility of water-borne diseases due to the destruction of water distribution systems after the storm hit Rakhine State.

At present, it has been almost 2 weeks since the storm hit, but there are still people missing in the Rohingya camps, there is still a need for help and relief, and there are still problems with food and drinking water said those helping on the ground.

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