Brian Sokol/UNHCR

Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

Rohingya refugee Kalima at a camp in Cox's Bazar. She still struggles with the memories of the massacre that led to her flight from Myanmar and says nothing is important to her now after the unspeakable losses she suffered. 'I don't know why Allah did not let me die', the 20 year old says through tears. She had been married just three months when attackers came to her village, burning houses and opening fire on the people. Surrounded by armed men, Kalima watched, terrified, as babies were thrown into the water and groups of children were set on fire. Kalima's husband and little sister were shot. She was then brutally beaten and raped by multiple men, before being knocked unconscious. When she woke up, the house was on fire. She fled, walking for three days with her uncle and cousin into Bangladesh. Kalima was once a tailor and says she would very much like to sew again.

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Brian Sokol/UNHCR
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Cox's Bazar
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Bangladesh
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