Fourteen-year-old Rahana fled Myanmar with her family in mid-September after their house was set ablaze and they came under fire.
“Here, there is only one latrine and that is down the hill,” she said. “Mostly, it is men who go there, and we can see a long line in the morning. It is the only public toilet and all are unknown faces, so we try to wait until nighttime to relieve ourselves in the jungle.
“If I do need to use that downhill toilet, I have to wear a veil and be accompanied by one of my brothers. It is really hard using the toilet with a veil on, but we have no choice because it is part of our culture. If people see us using the toilet, we feel shy and outsiders laugh at us, so I prefer to wait until it is dark.”