Award of Excellence
COX'S BAZAR, BANGLADESH - JANUARY 21: Jamalida is seen in her makeshift house that she shares with 4 other refugees on January 21, 2017 in Kutalong Rohingya refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Jamalida, who is 16 years old, came to Bangladesh 1 month ago from Shilkhali village in Myanmar. She says that one day in December the military moved into her village and started occupying the mosque and beating or killing whoever came in. "One day they attacked our home. I wasn't able to flee in time and they caught me and tied my hands and legs with rope. For 3 hours, 4 soldiers took turns raping me until I lost consciousness." When she woke up she fled to Bangladesh, where she made her way to Kutalapong refugee camp. "I never had peace in Burma and this last incident was horrible. Here, I feel peace. I can sleep well here, I can go outside safely. In Burma, I couldn't go outside and I wasn't safe in my home. We don't have enough food here, but at least we have peace." she says "Every night when I sleep I have nightmares and I relive the rape again” Over 65,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar since October last year, many speaking of extrajudicial killings, rape and arson perpetrated by the Myanmar military.