Rohingya refugees receiving mental health first aid

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Rashida Begum speaking in session to an UNHCR psychologist named Mahmuda at the Kutapalong Refugee Camp in Bangladesh. Source: UNHCR (screen grab)

As Rohingya refugees continue to pour into neighbouring Bangladesh, one UN agency is taking steps to address their psychological well-being.

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is supporting an initiative that provides so-called "mental health first aid" to the displaced, who have fled violence in Myanmar.

More than 600,000 members of the Muslim minority community have settled in Bangladesh since late August, following attacks on government security positions and subsequent military action Myanmar's Rakhine state.

Paulina Greer reports.

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