Rohingya dad teaches daughter taekwondo to fight poverty

Driven from Myanmar over decades, Rohingya Muslims have been labelled the most persecuted people on earth.

Rohingya dad teaches daughter taekwondo to fight poverty
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COX’S BAZAR: Mohammed Selim, a Rohingya refugee who fled persecution in Myanmar to live in the world’s biggest refugee camp in neighbouring Bangladesh, is teaching his 8-year-old daughter taekwondo in the hope the sport will lift their lives out of poverty.

Driven from Myanmar over decades, Rohingya Muslims have been labelled the most persecuted people on earth.

Many fled Myanmar as children. Some have been granted refugee status, others live in the shadows with no legal status or protection.

Half a million of the Muslim minority remain in their ancestral homeland of Rakhine state inside Myanmar the country that denies them citizenship in camps or hemmed in by hostile neighbours.