This is Roshid Jan, a Rohingya refugee holding her baby boy at their shelter in the in the camp area for orphans & widows near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. She walked for ten days with her five children after soldiers torched their village. She is weeping about her husband who is missing. He was the religious leader of their village but was accused of being a Rohingya militant & arrested eleven months ago. She has no idea what happened to him or whether he is dead or alive.
When you understand the suffering of others, you understand their humanity. You realize your own humanity through active solidarity with those who face persecution. The iron law of social transformation is “an injury to one is an injury to all.”
Stand with the Rohingya people against genocide & for full human, democratic, civil, & refugee rights. No forced repatriation.
(Photo by Damir Sagolj/Reuters)