Rohingya Refugees Falling Prey to Sex Trafficking

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The Human Lens

Recently the report by Thomson Reuters Foundation cited the many evidences of the thriving sex trade in Bangladesh that currently hosts large number of Rohingya Muslim refugees that escaped from Myanmar following the barbaric military crackdown in August 2017.

Almost eight months passed but the Rohingya conflict has escalated into more chaos, whereas Myanmar’s de facto Leader Aung San Suu Kyi continues doing virtually nothing to stop the crimes committed by the military against the Rohingya.

This report shows that in  Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazaar district, the biggest Rohingya camp in Bangladesh with 547,616 refugees, the clandestine sex trafficking goes unchecked. The disturbing trend of refugees falling into the sex industry is nothing new, and in staunchly conservative Muslim nation of Bangladesh, everything goes on.

Everyone knows how Rohingya women and children are used as a fodder to feed the sex industry demand but hardly anyone cares.The…

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