Day after fire, Rohingya refugees try to knit their lives together again
A day after the massive that fire razed down the only camp for Rohingyas in the national Capital, the residents are once again trying to knit their lives together. After spending almost six years in the Kalindi Kunj Camp, the Rohingya Muslims are trying hard to stand back on their feet again.
Although the houses provided to Rohingya members were small and lacked basic facilities, the refugees had found their happiness in those houses and after the plight that they had faced in Myanmar, these houses were a symbol of better future for the Rohingya.
“I had seen so much in my 40 years of life, from rags to abandonment by the country I was born in, but after we were allotted these houses by a foundation, we saw this as the start of a better life. However, today I am left with nothing but sorrow,” said Raees Ahmed, who had moved to Delhi after violence on Rohingya in Myanmar.
After the fire in the camp, Rohingya have been shifted to a makeshift camp by the Delhi government until the fire spot is cleared by the forensic team to re-build houses. But the victims are hoping for a fast clearance as the condition in the makeshift camps is almost next to unliveable. As the government failed to provide any mobile toilet in the camp, women and children are forced to defecate in the open.
“The Delhi government has provided us a land and tents, but no protection against rain or intruder has been ensured, women in the camp are also forced to visit nearby vacant land to defecate. I hope we re-build our houses so that the women and the children of our families can get better conditions,” said Mohammad Saeed.
However, several non-government organisations and students of the Delhi University and the Jamia Millia Islamia had come to help the victims.
Delhi government has arranged a makeshift camp for Rohingya—DNA