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Report: Sabera Begum
Topic: Concerns over cramped living quarters in Thaing Kahali refugee camp
Translation summary: With her family of 10 living in two rooms, Julakha wants more space. “It’s very difficult for everyone to be together,” she says. Expanding the house would require money, which her family lacks.
The same is true with Shajada, whose family of five has two rooms in a home owned by a family in the host community. Even though the toilet is troublesome, she hesitates to complain because “they can expel us at any moment.”
Yahia – the mahji or Bangladesh government-appointed leader of Block G-1, where the women live – said he could help with enlarging a house. But that’s only if there’s sufficient space and if the homeowners get permission from the camp-in-charge office.
Report: Mohammed Rukon Uddin (stringer)
Topic: Trying to build a tailoring business in Kutupalong Camp 3.
Summary translation: Abdul Wazid had a different life in Myanmar. He was a tailor by profession, successful enough to have his own land to cultivate, his own pond to fish and his own servant to look after them. But, during the 2017 mass violence, he fled to Bangladesh with nothing. He turned to his tailoring skills, appealing to a local business to give him a sewing machine and saying he would repay the debt with his earnings. “I begged them for a machine,” the 48-year-old told VOA. “… I told them that I will pay, slowly, slowly. Here in this camp, people are suffering financially, so I can’t take too much money for my work.” Some days he earns nothing, some days up to 100 takas, he said. “This is how I am leading my life.”