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Urgent action needed for Rohingya refugee children

Staff Writer |
Internationally acclaimed actress and Goodwill Ambassador for the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, Kristin Davis, called for global attention and funding to provide more life-saving aid for Rohingya refugee children in Bangladesh.

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In a statement from Geneva, Davis was quoted on the UN's Universal Children's Day at the end of a visit to Kutupalong Refugee camp in Bangladesh.

"For me, the most shocking part of the Rohingya refugee crisis is the number of children who have had to flee their homes. Over half of the refugees in the camp are children," she said.

Some of them had lost one or both parents and they are on their own.

"These children have faced unimaginable horrors and chaotic violence and then a harrowing journey to safety," said the American TV and movie actress.

Davis said the children are in need of everything including the very basics of shelter, water and food.

"I can't imagine going through what these children and their families have gone through, much less having the strength, resilience and extraordinary bravery these children possess," she said.

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