Turkish agency opens clinic for Rohingya Muslims
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
The clinic in Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine state, will provide small surgical operations, mother and childcare, and outpatient and general care, said the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA).
The health services provided in the clinic will be accessible to all ethnic and religious groups, the agency added.
The Rohingya, described by the U.N. as the world’s most persecuted people, have faced heightened fears of attack since dozens were killed in communal violence in 2012.
According to Amnesty International, more than 750,000 Rohingya refugees, mostly women and children, have fled Myanmar and crossed into Bangladesh after Myanmar forces launched a crackdown on the minority Muslim community in August 2017.
In a report, U.N. investigators said such violations may have constituted crimes against humanity.