Rohingya living in Bangladesh camps are adopting family planning

Rohingya living in Bangladesh camps are adopting family planning

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Relying on humanitarian aid to survive, Begum said she lacked the resources to adequately feed and shelter a second child.

She said, “God willing, I will try permanent birth control after my third child.”

Family planning has a horrific history for the Rohingya, some 750,000 of whom fled their homes five years ago after a crackdown by security forces in Myanmar, which is now under a UN genocide investigation.

Prior to that exodus, the Rohingya were subject to decades of discriminatory policies by the Myanmar authorities, who considered them illegal immigrants from Bangladesh despite their long-established presence.

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