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    UNICEF: 60 Rohingya Babies Born in Camps Every Day

    The U.N. children’s agency announced yesterday that 16,000 babies have been born to Rohingya refugees in Bangladeshi camps since last August. The organization says around 60 children “are taking their first breath in appalling conditions” each day, born to mothers who’ve fled violence and trauma at the hands of Myanmar’s military. The government’s crackdown on the ethnic minority has pushed nearly 700,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee across the border to Bangladesh. “This is far from the best start in life,” a UNICEF representative said of the children.

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