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In communities around the world plagued by extreme poverty, it is often women and children who suffer the most when emergencies strike.
Women are not only more likely to die as a result of early-onset disasters such as floods and earthquakes, but the risk of sexual violence against women increases during all emergencies; especially in times of conflict.
In places like Bangladesh where thousands of Rohingyan refugees have fled to escape the violence in their home country, women are still living with the trauma of what they have been forced to see and bear witness to. Hasina is one of those women.
When her house was set on fire in the violent uprising in Myanmar, she fled with her husband and 5 children. As they crossed a canal to escape the gunfire, Hasina’s husband was shot and killed. Hasina says: “He was dead but we couldn’t look back – I had to save my children”.