Rohingya Muslim refugees are evacuated in a truck to a refugee camps after crossing the Naf River, in Teknaf, Bangladesh's Ukhia district on October 8, 2017. AFP / FRED DUFOUR
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Adjida kicked and screamed when the rough and dirty hands of the masked soldier moved up her legs and ripped off her clothes.Just minutes before, Adjida had watched her parents being shot dead from her hiding place under a wooden table in a village in Myanmar's western state of Rakhine. She tried to run into the surrounding jungle, but was captured by a soldier.I am an outcast now and will never find a husband," the teenager, a Rohingya Muslim, said. Her home was torched in the attack in Kawarbil village six weeks ago by Myanmar army soldiers, she said, and she and her sister fled with other villagers across the border to Bangladesh.But the threat of sexual violence for children like Adjida has not diminished since reaching the sprawling refugee camps near Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar – home to hundreds of thousands of newly arrived Rohingya who have fled violence in Myanmar.Some 515,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh in an unrelenting movement of people that began after the Myanmar army responded to Rohingya militant attacks with a brutal crackdown.
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