It has been 18 months since the mass influx of Rohingya people fleeing violence in Myanmar and coming to Bangladesh. But now, with continuous efforts and interventions, the scenario of the Rohingya camps have been changed a lot. Now the women are taking initiatives for bringing betterment.

“I have talked to some women here in the camps. Now they are earning around 800 taka every week which is a very positive thing. They are receiving psychosocial counselling and discussing over different issues”, said Rahima Sultana Kazal, Executive Director of AVAS and member of AAB general assembly while visiting the camps of Balukhali in Cox’s Bazar in February.

The camps have developed a lot. Now the camps have safe space for women where they are receiving different trainings and earning their living, she said adding that, the Rohingya women living in the camps are now much more aware about their rights to live.

Country Director of ActionAid Bangladesh Farah Kabir and its Head of Humanitarian Response Md. Abdul Alim were also present there.