QUOTES FROM ROHINGYA CHILDREN
Being hungry is very painful; I cannot explain this. When I am hungry I feel likecrying.
-- Anwar, 9 years old,(Interview #1)*******
I am a Muslim and my country is Burma; so I am a Burmese Muslim. I don’t feel that I am a Rohingya. I have never heard the word Rohingya in Burma. I only heard about Rohingya when I visit Bangladesh. I don’t understand thedifference between a Rohingya and a Burmese Muslim. We look the same and we speak the same language. But my identity is that I am a Burmese.
-- Enayet Hussein, 11 years old (Interview #3)*******
If children are not in their family list they cannot stay in the village. Like my brother. My parents could not include my younger brother’s name in their family list. That is why they had to leave the village. Some parents still live inthe village without registering their children but they have to hide them. Or they have to register them with other parents. Like me. I am registered as theson of my grandmother.
-- Anwar, 9 years old (Interview #1)*******
I have no future; I am afraid to think about the future. I only want to feed my brother and sisters. I want to live together with them; I cannot think of anything else. Every day I want to see a smile on their faces.
-- Rafique, 12 years old (Interview #4)*******
Despite all this [forced labour], I continue my studies and I attend school asmuch as possible because I want to become a teacher.
-- Karim Ali, 11 years old (Interview #5)