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Refugees have no choice. You do.

Author: Saikat Mojumder | Category: News Flash

Title:Refugees have no choice. You do.

Dhaka, Bangladesh. June 20, 2012 [DrikNEWS] – Mohammdpur Geneva Camp has been home for over 24,000 people stranded without a country for four decades.  Known as “Pakistani Beharis” they were aligned with Pakistan in the 1971 Liberation War that saw the birth of Bangladesh as a nation.  On average a family of 8 live in a 7’X8’ room and long queues for water and sanitary facilities are the norm.  The new generation growing up has known no home except the camp. Stateless, unwanted, their future remains bleak.

 

Today 20 June is the World Refugee Day 2012, and the theme reminds us that refugees have no choice. We do.  What is our choice?

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