Rohingya Seek Refuge in Bangladesh

5 October 2019

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Since targeted by violent attacks in August 2017, an estimated 745,000 Rohingya people – mostly women and children – have fled their homes in Myanmar to find refuge in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. With UNFPA support, mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) services are being integrated with gender-based violence (GBV) and sexual and reproductive health services for refugees and their host communities, where 1.2 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. From April 2018 to July 2019, 46,515 women and girls received psychosocial support at 21 Women Friendly Spaces, which also offer livelihood training and engage men and boys in GBV prevention.

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