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Shoheeda is a Rohingya refugee. She’s just twelve years old but, like at least 700,000 others from Myanmar, her life has been torn apart by violence.
She was forced to flee her home due to devastating conflict, leaving behind the life she knew, to seek refuge in a camp in Bangladesh.
Periods can be a difficult (and expensive) time for anyone who menstruates. But for thousands of women and girls like Shoheeda, who have had to flee home with nothing, it’s a monthly emergency. Many will face an impossible choice between their next meal or a sanitary pad.
ActionAid provided Shoheeda with a hygiene kit containing essentials like soap, clean underwear and sanitary pads, so she can manage her periods safely and with dignity.
Since the outbreak of violence in 2017, we’ve distributed over 40,000 hygiene kits to Rohingya refugees, and we’re working hard to end period poverty for women and girls all over the world. But there are still more girls like Shoheeda who need our help.
Please donate to help us reach more girls like Shoheeda. A regular gift from you could help us be there for Rohingya refugees — not just today, but in the months to come.
Because no girl, anywhere, should have to choose between food and sanitary protection.
For every £1 we spend:
74p is spent on programme activity, including humanitarian and development work
11p is spent on fundraising
10p is spent on support costs (running the organisation)
5p is spent on campaigning for change
These figures are taken from our expenditure in 2017.
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Page updated 21 May 2019