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Rohingya refugee crisis advocacy brief – child protection

Authors: United Nations Children's Fund
Keywords: Bangladesh -- refugees; Bangladesh -- Rohingya; Bangladesh -- social conditions; Bangladesh -- politics; Myanmar -- refugees; Myanmar -- Rakhine State; Myanmar -- ethnic violence; Myanmar -- religious violence; Myanmar -- Rohingyas; Bangladesh -- Rohingyas -- children; Bangladesh -- Rohingyas -- human trafficking
Issue Date: 6-Nov-2017
Publisher: United Nations Children's Fund
Description: "Since August 25, Bangladesh has seen an unprecedented arrival of Rohingya refugees fleeing targeted violence and serious human rights abusesin Myanmar’s Rakhine State. To date, more than 609,000 people have crossed the border, at a speed the world has not witnessed in decades. Coupled with the pre-existing refugee population there are now more than 821,000 people in Cox’s Bazar in need of humanitarian assistance; 55% of whom are children. Those who have fled speak of seeing both children and adults killed indiscriminately and women and girls targeted for brutal sexual violence. All are in desperate need of food, medical attention, appropriate shelter, basic hygiene items, and critical social services. In addition to the serious protection issues shared by all age groups (of which current statelessness is one of the most prominent), the most urgent child protection issues to be addressed are psychosocial distress, separation of children from their caregivers, child-headed households and child carers, gender-based violence (GBV) including high risks of rape, sexual assault and widespread child marriage, as well as the high risk of child labour and trafficking."
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