Dhaka: To provide a protective environment free from gender-based violence (GBV) to the Rohingya refugees and local Bangladeshi nationals who live alongside them the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Operations (ECHO) has allotted a fund of $2.6 million to United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF).
The measures will be beneficial for around 41,500 children and adolescents, according to a media report.
The Rohingya population in Cox’s Bazar, face many risks including, child labour and disease outbreaks as girls and young women are sexually exploited.
More than 700,000 Rohingya refugees are languishing in Bangladeshi refugee camps after fleeing a brutal Myanmar army campaign launched in August last year.
The United Nations had said the scorched-earth operation, which had left hundreds of villages burned to ash in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, amounted to ‘ethnic cleansing’.