Millions of people worldwide have been affected by the global refugee crisis. Here are some of their stories.
My favourite game is Ludo. I play it with my friends in the children’s spaces of the camp. I have three new friends. We also play football with the other children in the camp. I go to the school and the madrasa. I like the preachers at the camp. When I grow up I want to be a preacher just like them.
We walked for 15 days. I saw terrible things. We took no belongings with us, only our clothes and our two children. I carried one child on my back, my husband carried the other child on his back. This is how we came. When it rained, we would stop under a coconut tree. When we arrived at the river, we crossed the border and came to the camp. All we owned has been destroyed. I am happy I survived.
I miss my bicycle the most. I wish I had my bicycle here with me.
When you help a sick child get better, and you see a smile come back to a mother’s face, it is very rewarding.
When my brother was killed, I hid for days until I could bury him. It was during the month of September, three days before Eid. I buried my brother, and then we fled.
Where God leads us, that is where we go.
I have six children and 12 grandchildren. I need more grandchildren.
Life is difficult, but our faith keeps us going
I want my children to grow up and become good human beings.
My dream is to go to nursing school and become a nurse one day. I get a lot of satisfaction when I help people and see them get healthy.
Though life in Maungdaw was difficult, we had a family, a house, a small vegetable patch. There is no dignity living in a refugee camp. I spend all day finding things I can sell and the next, trying to sell the things that I find. But nobody here has any money to buy anything.
We like football but we’re not very good at it. There’s only one ball between all of us so we don’t get a lot of practice and we make the rules up as we go along. One day though, we’ll learn to play properly. One day, we’ll be the best team in the world!
When I grow up, I want to be a teacher. I am trying to learn everything, so that I can teach all the children at the camp everything they need to know.
I arrived in Leda Camp with my neighbours, after being separated from my parents. They helped me locate my grandfather, who had arrived the summer before. I spend most of my days pushing him around the camp, visiting his friends and listening to him complain. He complains a lot, but he’s all I’ve got.