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I am Rohingya (4/5)

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.

Rahena, 22 – Leda camp, Bangladesh

 

My name is Rahena. I’m 22 years old. I had to flee Burma with my husband two months ago because of the violence and my village was burnt down.

 

I had to leave everything when I was pregnant and about to give birth. My baby finally arrived here in Bangladesh. He is two months old.

 

I breastfeed him but it’s very difficult because we don’t have enough food. Fortunately, I am getting help from NGOs. Without this help, I don’t know what I would do. My husband is not allowed to work and I have to take care of my baby.

 

The Bangladeshi people have helped us a lot, but we lack everything. I live here in this shelterbuilt by my husband. I would love to go home, but that’s not possible. I don’t know how the future will unfold, so I’m waiting here.”

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
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