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UNICEF To Provide Protection To 42,000 Rohingya Refugees

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) gets $2.6 million from The European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Operations(ECHO) to ensure that both the Rohingya refugees and local Bangaldeshis who live alongside them.

These measures will be benefical for around 41,500 children and adolescents, Dhaka Tribune reported. And also to ensure Rohingya refugees can live in a safe and protective environment free from gender-based violence (GBV).

The most affective area is Rohingya population living in Cox’s Bazar, They are facing many risks like child labour and disease outbreaks as girls and young women are sexually exploited.

More than 7,00,000 Rohingya refugees are languishing in Bangladeshi refugee camps after fleeing a brutal Myanmar army campaign launched in August last year.

UNICEF has also mobilized almost 250 community volunteers to make sure that a growing number of women visit the health care facilities before and after giving birth.

UNICEF is also advocating for proper, legal birth registration for newborns, concerned that without this, babies will have trouble accessing the vital basic services they are entitled to.

After the Myanmar army campaign launched in august last year about 700,000 rohingya refugee are living a worst life in Bangladeshi camps.

About hundreds of villages burned in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, amounted to ‘ethnic cleansing’.

According to the UNICEF women and children who have survived sexual violence are among the most vulnerable and marginalized in the refugee community

 

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