New schools for Rohingya refugees

Ayesha’s has renewed hope for her younger siblings after they lost their parents when fleeing Myanmar

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19-year-old Ayesha fled her home in Myanmar and made her way to the camps of Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Having lost both her mother and father, she now takes care of her 11-year-old sister Amina and her seven-year-old brother Rashed all by herself.

Ayesha missed out on her education, which has made her doubly determined to make sure her little brother and sister get the opportunities they deserve.

“I lost my mother when I was a child and I wasn’t able to study. But I will help my brother and sister as much as I can. They are all I have, they are the ones I am living for.”

Thankfully, Ayesha’s hopes for her siblings are coming true.

With the help of our supporters, UNHCR has built more than 100 new schools (with over 300 classrooms) across Cox’s Bazar refugee settlements and is giving children like Amina and Rashed the chance to learn, play and look forward to a brighter future. 


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