We’re returning to the #RohingyaCrisis in Bangladesh, where women Nobel Peace Prize laureates are visiting local camps to assess support for Rohingya women and obstacles facing refugees.

📷: Allison Joyce for @NobelWomen
Nobel laureates Mairead Maguire of Northern Ireland, Shirin Ebadi of Iran, and Tawakkol Karman of Yemen visited refugee camps and spoke to #Rohingya women about their personal stories.

These photos captured their tearful encounters.

📷: Allison Joyce for @NobelWomen
@NobelWomen It’s especially important to consider specific challenges facing Rohingya women in these refugee camps, @TawakkolKarman told @AP.

"Less than 20% of displaced Rohingya women who have survived sexual violence have access to post-rape care.” bit.ly/2F703qt
In November, Human Rights Watch published a report detailing the widespread rape and violence against Rohingya women and girls by Burmese military forces.

“I was lying there on the ground, they thought I was dead.”
The Nobel Peace Laureates are visiting #RohingyaRefugees during the 6-month anniversary of start of the latest ethnic cleansing operation by Burmese forces against Rohingya Muslims.
nobelwomensinitiative.org/standing-rohin…

📷: Allison Joyce for @NobelWomen
Reminder: Upwards of 1 million Rohingya refugees are currently displaced in Bangladesh, as a result of multiple waves of violence against the group in their home country of Myanmar.
Nobel Peace laureate @TawakkolKarman delivered Rohingya refugees a message of hope.

“Those who committed crimes against you will be accountable very soon, we promise you.”
@TawakkolKarman The three Nobel laureates also have plans to meet with Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and other human rights organizations on the ground.

Mairead Maguire promised to address the issue of safe repatriation of refugees back to Myanmar.
@TawakkolKarman Myanmar and Bangladesh were supposed to start a repatriation process weeks ago, here's our past coverage on why:
@TawakkolKarman The Peace laureates of @NobelWomen denounced fellow Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi’s lack of action on the violence against Rohingya Muslims, and called on her to resign.

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