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I am Rohingya (3/5)

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.

Ibrahim, 8 – NAPAYARA CAMP, BANGLADESH

 

My name is Ibrahim. I’m eight years old. I’ve been here in Bangladesh for two months. My village in Burma was burned down and two of my brothers died. With the rest of my family we had to hide in the forest. Today, I still have six brothers and one sister who are here too.

 

I used to go to school. My dream is to become a teacher. Today I don’t go anymore and I miss it because I loved studying. My father, who used to be a fisherman in Burma, is no longer working today and it’s hard to pay for school.

 

In the camp, I made some friends, but it’s not the same. My previous friends are dead or maybe they are in other camps… I don’t know. I don’t have any news.”

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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  • 173,5 million inhabitants
  • 21.8% poverty rate
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