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12:00 AM, October 13, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:55 AM, October 13, 2017

Born refugee

Conceived in the wombs of women crossing the border and delivered at refugee camps, Rohingya babies are born refugees. Their future is called into question as they are stateless under Bangladesh's Citizenship Law and are not recognised as children of citizens by Myanmar. Without birth certificates they cannot enroll in schools. Without proper healthcare, they face severe starvation. 

Nestled in colourful blankets given as aid, these babies are between a day and three months old. What life awaits these children born in an alien place where they have no rights and no statehood?


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