The Rohingya Refugee crisis lacks considerable amount of attention from the International Institutions and government.
Rohingya Muslims belonging to the Arakan region of Burma have been forced to migrate from their homeland due to clashes with the majority Rakhine buddhist population.
In New Delhi, the Zakat Foundation provide Rohingyas with land in Kanchan Kunj area, where they have settled since 2012. The only mark of identification is an identity card issued by UNHRC, provided to all the members of 50 families residing in the camp. Although sharing common atrocities, within the camp there is a lot of physical and mental conflicts including gendered violence.
Apart from this there are many social activists inside the camp who organise regular protests. “We just want the world to know us and give us the attention we deserve,”- said Mohd. Farooq who rescued some rohingya girls who were being trafficked from Bangladesh to India.
Tasleema with her youngest and oldest child. She has been fighting all the odds and social pressures from within the camp to get her daughter all the education possible. Her husband got a job in the nearby water park but due to his drug addiction he pays little or no attention to the family needs. Being the strong and brave woman she is, Tasleema is planning on giving him a divorce.
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