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Report: Mohammed Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: Rohingyas seek paid work to supplement food rations and cover expenses.
Translation summary: Though the Bangladesh government prohibits Rohingyas in camps from holding paid jobs, some camp residents have been able to get stipends from aid agencies. But those positions have been declining. In Kutupalong Camp 3, a group of Rohingya men recently were hired to work on road construction project sponsored by an NGO. “This is not a permanent job,” said one, who asked that his name not be released for fear of retribution. “We do this to pay our families’ expenses. Our rations are not sufficient.”
Another resident of the camp, Abdul Majid, said he and his friends go fishing near the Shamlapur camp once or twice a month. “If I get some fish, then I keep some for myself and sell some” to cover his children’s tuition fees and other expenses.
Report: Mohammed Idris Abdullah (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: A BRAC training program in sewing offers opportunity.
Translation summary: Late last September, Moriam Begum completed a six-month training program in sewing. Offered by the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC), a development group, the training included a monthly stipend of 1,000 takas ($11.80). Begum, 22, hopes to launch a tailoring business. She says she needs a sewing machine but can’t afford one. She lives in Kutupalong Camp 7 with her two daughters, who go to a learning center and Arabic school in the camp.