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New CDC-led Study: Children in Rohingya Refugee Camp Exceed Emergency Levels for Anemia and Acute Malnutrition

Since the fall of 2017, an additional 700,000 Rohingya people have fled violence in Myanmar and crossed the border to Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. They joined an estimated 200,000 who had fled in earlier waves since the 1990s. The CDC-led study “Acute Malnutrition and Anemia among Rohingya Children in Kutupalong Camp, Bangladesh” published in Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) on April 10 found that levels of acute malnutrition and anemia in children recently and previously displaced exceeded global emergency thresholds at the time of the assessment. This study presents the first data on the nutritional situation of Rohingya in Cox’s Bazar since the mass displacements.

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