“We are still unclear whether this is going to happen. We are observing the situation. NGOs including Concern Worldwide are committed to providing lifesaving support and have urged the international community to put pressure on Myanmar to address the problem there and to support Bangladesh government to provide essential services and ensure the dignity and rights of the Rohingya people.”
Jaheda, for one, is worried about the prospect of returning to Myanmar, having found a far more settled life in Bangladesh.
“I am happy to see my children being happy,” she says.
“When I see them growing healthy and when I see my mother alive, I feel good. We have gone through so much trouble. I am happy that it has now ended. I have nothing left in my old home. I have my life and my children are much safer here. I don’t want to go back to Myanmar. I can’t tolerate seeing the place where I saw my father dying.”
*Jaheda’s name has been changed to protect her identity
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