Mohammad Noor

Life is difficult, but our faith keeps us going

Mohammad Noor, 30 (Kalindi Kunj Camp, New Delhi, India)

Mohammad Noor is a 30 year old Rohingya refugee and lives in a camp in New Delhi.

“I used to live with my family in Buthidaung, Myanmar until 2010, when I moved to Bangladesh to pursue an education. Unfortunately, once a person is out of Myanmar for over a year, they are not allowed to re-enter, so I haven’t seen my parents for almost a decade! I miss them and my brother, but the pursuit of a better livelihood has kept me moving. I got married in Bangladesh and we immediately moved to India in search for better opportunities.”

Noor runs a local school for children in the camp and volunteers at a nearby mosque where he offers religious services. This helps him support his wife and three children. They currently share the camp with approximately 200 other families and resources are scarce. “Life is difficult, but our faith keeps us going” Noor says.