CEO of Save The Children International, Helle Thorning Schmidt says Rohingya children and their families who have witnessed violence and abuse in Myanmar have asked them to share their stories with the rest of the world.
So far about 600 000 Rohingyas have fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh seeking refuge.
What we have heard is actually devastating. Children have told us stories of being killed, their families being killed in front of them, of children being burned alive in their houses and children as young as 12 being raped and abused.— Helle Thorning Schmidt, CEO of Save The Children International
These are the stories children have told us and that's why we are calling the report 'Horrors I will never forget' because that's what one of the children said to us.— Helle Thorning Schmidt, CEO of Save The Children International
This is a challenge from Rohingya children to the world leaders to act now and hold the Myanmar government accountable.— Helle Thorning Schmidt, CEO of Save The Children International
Save The Children International will be releasing a report detailing the harrowing testimonies of Rohingya children.
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