Rohingya crisis disastrous for women and girls
20 October 2017
  • Almost 600,000 Rohingya refugees have crossed into Bangladesh since 25 August, escaping the violence in Myanmar’s Rahkine State. © UNFPA Bangladesh/Naymuzzaman Prince
  • Horrific accounts of rape and other forms of sexual violence have been widely reported. UNFPA is providing medical and psychosocial support to survivors. © UNFPA Bangladesh/Naymuzzaman Prince
  • Over 10,000 new arrivals have been reached at UNFPA’s women-friendly spaces, including nearly 1,000 women and girls reporting gender-based violence. © UNFPA Bangladesh/Naymuzzaman Prince
  • Refugees also require safe pregnancy and delivery care, as well as post-partum services. Thirty-four UNFPA midwives have so far reached over 12,000 pregnant women and 1,000 postnatal women. © UNFPA Bangladesh/Naymuzzaman Prince
  • But the needs are staggering. Shelters and camps are overcrowded and lacking in privacy. Women and girls fear attack on their way to latrines and bathing points. © UNFPA Bangladesh/Naymuzzaman Prince
  • Plans are underway to scale up the humanitarian response. But aid agencies are struggling to raise the funds necessary. © UNFPA Bangladesh/Naymuzzaman Prince
  • Humanitarian groups are seeking $434 million to meet the needs of all the Rohingya refugees and their host communities – and estimated 1.2 million people – in the months ahead. © UNFPA Bangladesh/Naymuzzaman Prince