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Pope deplores plight of Rohingya children

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis on Monday (Oct 23) mourned the plight of 200,000 Rohingya children stuck in refugee camps a month before he heads to Myanmar and Bangladesh, the countries at the heart of an intensifying humanitarian crisis. "Two hundred thousand Rohingya children (are) in refugee camps. They have barely enough to eat, though they have a right to food. (They are) Malnourished, without medicine," he said. Read More: Bangladesh says Rohingya outflow ‘untenable’, seeks solution The pope will visit mainly-Buddhist…

Foreign minister calls for addressing root causes of plight of Rohingya Muslims

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif on Sunday emphasized on the need to eliminate the root causes of the Rohingya crisis. He said this while talking to Secretary General Amnesty International Salil Shetty, who called on him in New York on Sunday. The Foreign Minister apprised Shetty of Pakistan’s ongoing efforts, including provision of humanitarian assistance and constructive engagement with regional partners to address the plight of Rohingya people. Read More: Here is what Iqrar-ul-Hassan learnt about Rohingya…