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Failing Rohingya Rape Victims in Bangladesh

Expand Rohingya refugees walk inside Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh January 8, 2018. © 2018 Reuters “Sanctuary.” What does that mean to you? Probably not a massive camp made of bamboo and tarps with muddy paths, exposed to torrential rains and disease. But for more than 650,000 Rohingya refugees who fled the Burmese military’s campaign of ethnic cleansing campaign that began last August, these squalid camps in Bangladesh are as close to sanctuary as they can get. When I traveled to these camps in October I interviewed women and girls who had fled massacres, mass burning…

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