Correspondence Protecting Rohingya: lives, minds, and the future

The Lancet Editorial (Dec 23, 2017, p 2740)1 highlights the urgent need to protect the Rohingya from atrocities. The UN Security Council and member states have been called on to investigate these apparent crimes against humanity and impose appropriate sanctions against military forces, but the mental health status of the Rohinga also requires urgent attention. The outbreak of diseases such as diphtheria, cholera, and measles represents only a small part of the problem. The greater and more concerning challenge is protecting the mental health of individuals exposed to genocide and humanitarian crises.
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