One year ago, Ayesha Khatun lost her husband and son and was forced to flee her home for her and her daughters’ safety. Now living in a refugee camp, she and other single mothers there worry about the lack of protections for women and girls.
Humanitarian public health worker Iffat Tahmid Fatema, 28, reports from Bangladesh, where she is involved with Oxfam’s Rohingya refugee response.
Damage and fear caused by the first rains of the monsoon season in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh are an ominous warning of what is to come. Oxfam’s Rohingya Response Advocacy Manager Dorothy Sang gives her first-hand account of the conditions in the camps.
Rohingya refugees interviewed by Oxfam in Bangladesh say they refuse to go back to Myanmar until they can be guaranteed safety and equal rights.
Safe water, good hygiene, and improved sanitation save lives
Oxfam is supplying water pumps, latrines kits, and other sanitation equipment to prevent the spread of water-borne diseases in overcrowded makeshift refugee camps.