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Helping Save the Children protect vulnerable girls in the Rohingya refugee camp

Project completed: October 2019

Who they are

Around the world, Save the Children provides lifesaving supplies and emotional support for children caught up in disasters like floods, famine and wars. They also campaign for long-term change to improve children’s lives and help them get the food and healthcare they need to survive and thrive.

What they do

Since August 2017, nearly 700,000 Rohingya people have fled persecution and destruction of their homes and communities in the northern Rakhine province of Myanmar – heading for neighbouring Bangladesh, creating a devastating refugee crisis. Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar is now the largest refugee settlement in the world. Save the Children have been working extensively with the refugees, particularly vulnerable girls, who are most at risk from threats including forced marriages, trafficking and assault.

How we helped

Funding from the tcc foundation enabled Save the Children to implement a variety of interventions to support vulnerable children, especially girls. These range from reuniting lost children with their families using child safety bracelets, registering unaccompanied children and maintaining close contact with them to provide essential support and protection, to setting up Girl Friendly Spaces which specialises in supporting girls aged between 12-17 on a range of issues from avoiding child marriages, continuing their education and good health and hygiene practices.