The 7 Deadly Summer Dangers
This year, people living on the margins face a growing number of dangers. They live in places where disease, violence and persecution are a way of life. Here are seven deadly dangers to watch for during the summer of 2019.
Rohingya Brace for Severe Weather
Summer brings with it the threat of unpredictable weather. In Bangladesh, this year’s weather has been particularly hard on the refugees. In the cramped quarters where they live, cold, damp conditions lead to life-threatening situations.
The Heartache and Happiness of Pregnant Women
When Nur Ankiz began feeling pain in her abdomen, she knew she was about to give birth. At first, the pain seemed normal to the mother of 12. It turned out to be anything but.
Power Presence: How Volunteering Heals
Not all pain is visible. It’s not as if anguish is something you can diagnose with a simple assessment—or treat with a pill. Hurt, after all, can cut scars far deeper than what we see with our eyes.
Rohingya Spotlight: The Journey Continues
Two weeks ago, Bangladesh deemed it safe for Rohingya refugees to return to their homes in Myanmar. Rohingya families were skeptical. Having escaped what the United Nations describes as systemic abuse and violence, these families — now occupying camps in a desolate and deforested swath of land in Bangladesh — did not heed the call.
Taking a Deep Breath in Bangladesh
For many refugees fleeing Bangladesh, their suffering doesn’t end with the arduous journey to the camp.
How Amina Escaped the Slaughter
Anima’s voice shook as she began to cry, “I remember seeing those 18 men dead, and all I wanted to do was leave.” Read one Rohingya refugee family’s account of fleeing their homeland.
Brave Women of the Rohingya Refugee Camps
They told us their story of leaving Myanmar and their new life in Bangladesh. For two hours I listened to all they endured and all they overcame.
She ran from her burning village in Myanmar, carrying her only son…
Two Rohingya Women Find Strength in Kindness
“I grabbed my children and ran. There were so many gunshots. I was so afraid… my husband ran next to me.” She pauses with tears filling her eyes. “So many were hit. It was torture.”