Brian Sokol/UNHCR

Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

Rohingya refugee Mohammed (44) with the documents he says were the most important thing he brought when he fled Myanmar following an attack on his home. Mohammed was the chairman of his village and had a thriving 100 kani (132 acre) farm that included a large family house, two lakes, a rice paddy, vegetables and several cows, chickens and goats. As a Rohingya, these documents showed he was entitled to use the land. 'We will return and rebuild and be productive again', he says. 'If I go back to Myanmar and have to prove where my land is, these documents will help'. Mohammed says that he will only return when the Rohingya are counted as one of Myanmar's official ethnic groups and given citizenship. For now he lives in a refugee settlement without enough food to feed his family.

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Cox's Bazar
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