Survivors of Ethnic Cleansing
Rashida Begum, 25 years old, from Tula Tuli near Maungdaw in Burma. Her two children were killed by the military forces during the attack on the village on 30 August 2017. The house with her dead children was burned down. She was taken away with 30 other women from the village and were gang raped for several hours by Myanmar military forces. After being raped she was assaulted with a machette to her neck and skull and left for dead. When the place was set on fire she escaped through the back and fled. It took her 5 days to reach Bangladesh and receive the first medical care. She lives now in Balukhali refugee camp where she was reunited with her sister who was also gang raped. Balukhali Camp, Bangladesh, November 2017.