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Brides and Brothels: The Rohingya Trade

Thousands of Rohingya girls continue to face sexual exploitation, forced marriage and trafficking in refugee camps.

They have survived rape and the slaughter of their families. Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya girls and women fled Myanmar to escape a military crackdown.

In Bangladesh’s refugee camps they thought they would be safe. But inside the tents that house almost a million Rohingya refugees, women and girls are being bought, sold and given away.

Girls are being forced into marriage because relatives can’t afford to feed them, or are being lured to brothels with the promise of good jobs.

We investigate the dangers still facing Rohingya women and meet the people seeking to exploit them.

FOR MORE READ: Tricked and trapped: Inside the Rohingya trade

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