Rohingya women beaten by husbands and girls face forced marriage in camps

Rohingya women who fled their homes in Burma are now being beaten and abandoned by their husbands, while young girls are facing increased pressure to marry, aid workers say.Polygamy, violence against women and forced early marriages are a “growing critical problem” in the cramped refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, southern Bangladesh, ActionAid is warning.Almost 700,000 Rohingya refugees have fled neighbouring Burma since last August amid reports of extreme violence, forming a total of more than 900,000 displaced people in the numerous sprawling camps.Many are already traumatised, and now face the potentially catastrophic disruption of the looming monsoon season, which charities fear will increase their vulnerability.

Rohingya women beaten by husbands and girls face forced marriage in camps
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