Mobina Khatun, Rohingya volunteers working with UN Women to mobilize their communities and raise awareness on COVID-19
Mobina Khatun (45-year-old) is one of the 40 Rohingya Women Volunteers working with UN Women to mobilize their communities on crucial issues within different camps in Ukhiya. Currently, Mobina raises awareness in her community on COVID-19, its symptoms and ways for community members to protect themselves. Every day, she reaches around five women through her door to door visits, providing them crucial information on COVID-19. She herself maintains proper social distancing and other preventative measures while doing her work.
Mobina worries that COVID-19 will have a very bad impact on female-headed households in the camps due to prevailing social norms and women’s traditional role as primary caregiver. She said, “As we live in a very congested area, if there is limited access to medical treatment and the virus comes here, we all will die. So, we need sufficient hygiene materials like soap and mask along with doctors and nurses”.
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