Rohingya Refugees Fleeing Burma End Up as Sex Slaves

Rohingya girls escape Burmese brutality — only to be sold as sex slaves

They crossed the border in September, but did not reach the sprawling refugee camp near the southern seaside resort of Cox’s Bazar that now hosts more than 620,000 Rohingya refugees.

Instead they were deceived by Alamgir, a Rohingya man. He promised to marry Sadia and give Ayesha a job, but he sold them for pounds 225 to a hotel owner who imprisoned the girls and pimped them out as prostitutes.

Their fate reflects growing warnings from aid agencies such as Unicef and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) that human trafficking and exploitation is now rife among desperate Rohingyas who fled ethnic cleansing in Burma with nothing but the clothing on their backs.

 

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