Millions of people worldwide have been affected by the global refugee crisis. Here are some of their stories.
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.
When you help a sick child get better, and you see a smile come back to a mother’s face, it is very rewarding.
I love studying English and Hindi at school. I am in the 5th grade.
My favourite game is Ludo. I play it with my friends in the children’s spaces of the camp. We also play football with the other children in the camp. I have three new friends.
My story is one example of many positive stories we have seen in history. I don't believe in 'heroes' (there are many!) but I do believe in determination, hardwork & unlimited vision.
I miss my bicycle the most. I wish I had my bicycle here with me.
Alam and I were neighbors in the village. Now we are neighbors in the camp. Our families fled together. We are very close.
I feel I am almost her daughter.
Most of the people affected by the displacement crisis and political conflict have no control over the circumstances. It is enormously important to bring back the human element and lend a voice to them.
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.
My home does not exist anymore.
Life is difficult, but our faith keeps us going
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.
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 want my children to grow up and become good human beings.
I can’t imagine the hardships being faced by millions of refugees. What I do know is that God has given us enough resources to support one another.
Blue is my favourite colour and I like pink too. But mostly blue
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!
I spend most of my days pushing him around, visiting his friends and listening to him complain. He complains a lot, but he’s all I’ve got.