Escalating violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State
triggered the world’s fastest-growing refugee crisis in 2017. Since August 2017, more than 745,000 Rohingya refugees
have fled into Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, according to the Inter-Sector
Coordination Group, the humanitarian coordination body for the Rohingya crisis. Women and children are hit hardest by the
crowding. At night, women must dare the darkness to go to the camp toilets, given
the lack of adequate lighting and security in the area.
UN Women works to ensure that Rohingya women and girls are safe and have access to education, health care, and economic empowerment opportunities. Help us support more women in need across the region!
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Minara Begum is among the thousands of Rohingya women who fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar. When she saw the houses being burnt down, she ran with her parents, her siblings and her four-year-old daughter. Minara is only 23 years old and has traversed unimaginable hardships to find safety in the Cox’s Bazar refugee camp in Bangladesh. But safety is still a relative term for her. On her list of priorities are income-generating opportunities, better food and education for her daughter, and a secure place to live when the rains come. Minara Begum’s story reflects the reality of hundreds of thousands of women caught in one of the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis.http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2018/4/from-where-i-stand-minara-begum
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