This meeting was held on Oct. 11 with participation of attendees interested in humanitarian law, civil activists and reporters. Ms. Ashrafi HAMI’s Co-founder and Ms. Baniyaghoub Iran Newspaper reporter presented their observation from refugee’s camps in Cox’s Bazar zone, Myanmar-Bangladesh border.
Ms. Ashrafi, emphasizing critical situation of people, said: the main priority for this people are medicine and shelter. By presenting her observations of this trip, she said: collective cooperation to improve the status of Rohingya women and children is needed.
She added: it takes 10-15 days for these refugees to reach Bangladesh due to many dangers existed on their way from jungles.
Rohingya are Muslim minority in Myanmar who are not recognized by their government and deprived of minimum citizenships right. Ms. Ashrafi by presenting statistics of number of refugees and pregnant women and children said: this statistics are not certain and according to deteriorating situation in Myanmar, the number of refugees is increasing.
Also Ms. Baniyaghoub highlighted the high rate of different violation against Rohingya women and said: due to huge emotional trauma for Rohingya women they suffer from mental health and violence-related trauma with is not less than physical violence and abuse they have faced. By telling the Rohingya’s innocence, she said: these people are so overwhelmed by violence and oppression so they don’t protest long hours of standing in food queues and supplies.
At the end Ms. Baniyaghoub cited: I spoke to people a lot. Despite the massive amount of oppression and violence to Rohingya people, they would prefer to go back to their homeland in the case that situation improve.