• Thursday, August 11, 2022

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Rohingya mark Eid, one year after Myanmar crisis began

By: Sarwar Alam

Nearly one million Rohingya Muslims marked Eid al-Adha on Wednesday (22) in the world’s largest refugee camp, almost a year to the day since a brutal military crackdown drove the persecuted minority from Myanmar in huge numbers. Prayers were offered in makeshift mosques across southern Bangladesh to celebrate the Islamic festival of sacrifice as cows were slaughtered in muddy fields across the sprawling camps. In Kutupalong, a gigantic hill settlement crammed with hundreds of thousands of refugees, a muezzin called the faithful to pray as children played on a wooden carousel and ran about in dirt alleyways in new clothes for the…

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