An Uncertain Future

An Uncertain Future

11/20/17

Jannat (pictured) lost track of her husband while they were running to save their lives in Myanmar. She still doesn't know his whereabouts. She managed to cross the border into Bangladesh with her 10-month old child Noor Safa. She doesn't know what the future holds for her and the little baby. 

Around 80 percent of the refugees fleeing Myanmar are women, children and small babies. According to a recent CARE assessment in Balukhali Camp in Cox’s Bazar, women lack privacy, safe places to sleep, sufficient sanitation facilities and mental health support. In addition, a lot of them do not have the means to feed their children and worry for their mental and physical health; many children are suffering from traumatic experiences, skin diseases, diarrhea and fevers. Additionally, close to half a million refugees from Myanmar are in urgent need of assistance because they have either witnessed, experienced or are at risk of sexual assault or other forms of gender-based violence

CARE has secured funds to establish four women-friendly spaces for 30,000 refugees in the coming weeks. The centers will be used to identify and provide support to survivors of gender-based violence, to raise awareness of emergency care services, and to establish safe entry points for life-saving medical referrals and psychosocial support. CARE will also establish three mobile health clinics, where women and adolescent girls can seek support for family planning, maternal health and child care. 

Photo credit: Tushikur Rahman/CARE Bangladesh

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