Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Aid Worker's Warning over Desperate Muslim Refugees

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Aid Worker's Warning over Desperate Muslim Refugees

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AN aid worker from Oldham who is caring for persecuted Rohingya Muslim refugees has warned that the crisis will worsen in the new year.

Caroline Holt, a Red Cross worker, says the plight of the 650,000 people who have fled Burma cannot afford to 'slip off the radar'.

Ms Holt has helped set up a hospital in a refugee camp in the town of Cox's Bazar, in Bangladesh, and says she has never seen such 'desperate and terrified looks in people's eyes'.

The 43-year-old warned the crisis had not yet 'peaked' as she called on the public to continue offering support. "This isn't going anywhere, these people don't have anywhere to go back to," she said. "They've faced the most traumatic time over recent months and yet come through it with this strength and dignity and completely deserve our support -need our support. …

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