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!
This Women’s Month, support women in need in Cox's Bazaar and beyond. We need your help!
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Who are you helping?
Meet Nur Nahar, 35, who left her home in Myanmar some 28 years ago. She was just a child at the time and had hoped to return to Myanmar one day. She still lives in the refugee camp, but now she has a new mission. As part of a UN Women-supported programme, she acts as a mentor for newly arriving Rohingya refugee women, teaching them tailoring and assisting them with practical matters.
Join Nur Nahar and UN Women in supporting Rohingya refugee women to recover and learn how to earn for living.