Young Lives Hang by a Thread as Past Haunts Rohingya Mothers

March 29, 2018

Still traumatised after fleeing violence in Myanmar, Nazima Begum is struggling to breastfeed her seven-month-old son. Her story is all too common among the hundreds of thousands of women who have taken refuge in Bangladesh.

To support women, Action Against Hunger offers specific counselling sessions for those having trouble breastfeeding. The organisation helps them try to relactate or invites them to discuss alternatives and provides mental health "first aid" to help them cope with trauma.