Raheema’s story is not uncommon within the makeshift dingy safe-houses or camps in Haryana, India. Amidst the harrowing refugee crisis, around 6, 60,000 Rohingyas had to flee Myanmar’s Rakhine state since late August, 2017 and seek refuge in neighboring countries like Bangladesh and India only to realize later that here too they would become victims of sexual harassment and abuse. Some of the girls were honey trapped by the agents, while some were sold off by their own parents for food.
A few years ago, Rohingyas started to migrate to India and at present about 40,000 Rohingya Muslims are living in India, mostly congregated in Haryana state.
Help the Rohingyas
While the fastest growing refugee disaster of the world is unfolding its claws of destruction, Rohingya victims of mass exodus needs our attention right now. Mostly the women, who make a substantial part of the displaced population has to bear the maximum brunt of the escalating genocide-like situation, unfolding across South Asia.