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• UN Women provides an update on the growing Rohingya crisis in Bangladesh — and the numbers continue to be startling, as there are now one million refugees in Cox's Bazar, mostly women and girls.
• This post discusses a center in a Rohingya refugee camp that helps women receive life-saving information and referrals to mental health services. How can we scale such humanitarian efforts?
Bangladesh has been hosting Rohingya refugees from Myanmar for nearly three decades. The recent influx of Rohingya refugees fleeing escalating violence in Rakhine State since August 2017 has more than doubled the total refugee population in Bangladesh.
There are nearly 1 million Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar now, and the majority of them are women and girls. The Rohingya, an ethnic group from Myanmar, are now at the centre of one of the fastest-growing refugee crises in the world ...
In January 2018, UN Women set up the first Multi-Purpose Women’s Center (MPWC) in the Balukhali refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, in partnership with Action Aid and with support from the UN Women National Committee of Australia. Another women’s centre is under construction in Ukhiya.
The Centers are one-stop information hubs for women to access life-saving information and participate in awareness sessions on health, nutrition, prevention of gender-based violence, and other issues. They also offer referrals to services, psycho-social support, skills training and peer mentoring with Rohingya women who arrived in Bangladesh before the crisis of August 2017.
Read the full article about the growing Rohingya refugee crisis at UN Women.