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Famine threatens the lives of Arakan Muslims in India’s camps

The curfew imposed in India due to the outbreak of coronavirus has increased the risk of starvation for Arakan Muslims, who live in camps in the capital, New Delhi, and Jammu Kashmir.

The curfew imposed in India due to the outbreak of coronavirus has increased the risk of starvation for Arakan Muslims, who live in camps in the capital, New Delhi, and Jammu Kashmir.

The curfew prevents volunteer relief organizations from reaching Arakan’s Muslim camps.

“The camp houses 250 families, and there are great difficulties in meeting the needs of people since the imposition of the curfew,” Jaafarullah, a resident of the Arakan Muslim camp in Noah district in New Delhi, said in a statement.

He pointed out that the Indian government declared “Noah” a “red zone” within the framework of the curfew, and that the decision had compounded the crisis doubles, because the police beat everyone leaving the camp, even if it was to bring food or medicine.

Jaafarullah continued, “That is why we are more concerned about dying from starvation.”

Abdel-Rahim, who lives inside Arakan’s Muslim camp in Jammu Kashmir, said the camp houses 1,500 families and more than 7,600 people, and there is great concern for the lives of malnourished children.

He added that finding food became almost impossible, after the imposition of a curfew by the authorities, which negatively affects women and children in particular.

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