Rohingya in Bangladesh: The Widow's Village: 2_18_rohingya_WIDOWSVILLAGE_ALLISONJOYCE_03

Swahila washes before prayer. Swahila, 19, arrived 3 months ago from  Buthidaung township in Myanmar. She says that one day the military attacked her village, burned all the houses, slit the throats of young boys, threw young children and babies onto fires and took away the beautiful girls. When the brothers of the girls protested, their necks were slit. It took her 10 days to walk to Bangladesh. She says that she feels happy she has the opportunity to take care of and be responsible for the other women. {quote}Here, we all share together, we're all friends. We don't want to go back.{quote}

Swahila washes before prayer. Swahila, 19, arrived 3 months ago from Buthidaung township in Myanmar. She says that one day the military attacked her village, burned all the houses, slit the throats of young boys, threw young children and babies onto fires and took away the beautiful girls. When the brothers of the girls protested, their necks were slit. It took her 10 days to walk to Bangladesh. She says that she feels happy she has the opportunity to take care of and be responsible for the other women. "Here, we all share together, we're all friends. We don't want to go back."