Helping displaced Rohingya children in a refugee camp
Children’s nurse Becky Platt spent three weeks working as part of an emergency medical team in the Kutupalong refugee camp on the Bangladesh-Myanmar border
It is the world’s fastest-growing refugee crisis. Since an outbreak of violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state in August last year more than half a million minority Rohingya Muslims have been displaced.
The majority have fled to refugee camps in the south of neighbouring Bangladesh. Conditions are challenging, with a lack of basic sanitation, food and clean water.
Matron for children’s services at Watford General Hospital, Becky Platt worked for three weeks with a medical team to manage a diphtheria outbreak in the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, south-eastern Bangladesh.
Ms Platt, who has more than 20 years’ experience as a children’s nurse, joined the...