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I am Rohingya (2/5)

Published on Wednesday 24 January 2018

Their names are Abo Taher, Rahena or Bithi. They belong to the Rohingya minority and are among the 650,000 people who have had to flee Burma to save their lives. Today, they live in crowded camps in southern Bangladesh, in very precarious conditions. Our teams gathered their testimonials.

BITHI, 10 – NAYAPARA CAMP, BANGLADESH

 

My name is Bithi. I’m 10 years old. With my friend Farbin Akta (in the background) we lived in the same village. We had to leave because we were chased out. My dad who was a farmer was killed and the whole village burned down.

 

I’m happy here because I go to school whereas I didn’t use to before. I love school and I love learning things. Later on, I’d like to be a doctor to cure people.

 

When there is no school, my friend and I play skipping rope. There isn’t much to do here. But we are still having fun with Farbin Akta.

 

I’d like to go back to my village, but I don’t know when we’ll be able to return home.

Since the beginning of this crisis, our teams have worked tirelessly to relieve the suffering of the refugees. In the camps, they distribute kits of essential items, shelter kits, provide clean water and build latrines.

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  • 156.6 million inhabitants
  • 31,5% poverty rate
  • 142nd out of 188 on the Human Development Index
  • 491,818 people helped

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