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Buddhist-Majority Myanmar: Neighbouring Bangladesh and Rohingya Muslims

buddhist-majority myanmar: This displaced population includes an estimated 81,000 pregnant women and girls, according to the Bangladesh Health Ministry, while the UN puts the number at around 40,000, according to CTV. As documented by international medical staff and service providers operating in Bangladesh, many civilians bear the physical and psychological scars of brutal sexual assault, a March UN Security Council report states. Since August 2017, more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled systematic violence in Buddhist-majority Myanmar for neighbouring Bangladesh in what the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has labelled a textbook example of ethnic cleaning. The assaults were allegedly perpetrated by members of the Myanmar Armed Forces Tatmadaw at times acting in concert with members of local militias, in the course of the military clearance operations. Fariha Khan, a physician who serves as a director at Islamic Relief Canada, explained. They would line women up and take their pick and these rapes would just follow, Dr. ( As reported in the news.