When hundreds of thousands of Rohingya flooded into south-east\u00a0Bangladesh\u00a0last year they told of systematic rape and other sexual violence by Myanmar soldiers and militiamen.\r\nMay will mark nine months since that exodus started. Aid agencies, especially those who work with women and children, have been bracing for the date. Over the next weeks, babies conceived as a result of sexual assaults committed during the crackdown will be born.\r\n\r\nSave the Children says it is expecting the number of babies who are abandoned by their mothers to increase next month in line with the milestone. M\u00e9decins Sans Fronti\u00e8res (MSF), which runs hospitals in the sprawling Cox\u2019s Bazar camps, is preparing to counsel affected mothers.\r\n\u201cThey may feel they cannot care or are not equipped to care for their new baby,\u201d says Melissa How, a medical coordinator with the doctors\u2019 group. \u201cMany of them are young women under the age of 18. Additionally, how they will be perceived socially due to stigma is an added stress.\u201d\r\nYet they will not be the first children conceived in this way to be born in the camps. About one year ago, Ayesha Akhtar* missed her period. A few weeks earlier, the\u00a0Rohingya\u00a0woman says three Burmese soldiers had burst into her home in a village south of Maungdaw town, threatened to shoot her children, then raped her.\r\n\r\nSimilar raids had been\u00a0taking place for months\u00a0across Rakhine state as part of a Myanmar army crackdown beginning in November 2016.\r\nAyesha, a mother of five whose husband died in 2012, says the \u201cdirty act\u201d left her reeling. She tried keeping it from her neighbours, but they quickly guessed.\r\n\u201cEveryone knew the soldiers commit rape when they raid villages,\u201d she tells the Guardian inside her tarpaulin shelter on a slope in Balukhali, one of the congested refugee camps that has swollen with new arrivals since last August.