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2-way report: Mohammed Rukon Uddin
Topic: Rohingya youth turn to sports and entertainment to relieve boredom.
Translation summary: Some young people who are not in school have found construction, sales and day labor opportunities. Otherwise, they fill their time as best they can. Some turn to team sports such as football, cricket and chinlone (caneball), the national sport of Myanmar. Or they might find amusements such as board games, cards and music or films shown at select camp community centers.
“We play to relieve our stress and to be entertained,” said Mohammad Yasin, a 25-year-old devotee of chinlone.