Nine months after Myanmar assaults, Rohingya camps ready for spate of births

Shaikh Azizur Rahman – The Guardian – 1 May 2018

Agencies braced for spike in unwanted children who were conceived as a result of sexual violence by Myanmar soldiers and militiamen.

When hundreds of thousands of Rohingya flooded into south-east Bangladesh last year they told of systematic rape and other sexual violence by Myanmar soldiers and militiamen.

May will mark nine months since that exodus started. Aid agencies, especially those who work with women and children, have been bracing for the date. Over the next weeks, babies conceived as a result of sexual assaults committed during the crackdown will be born.

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