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Rohingya man carries parents on shoulders, walks for 7 days

Rohingya man carries parents on shoulders, walks for 7 days
Young man carried his parents on shoulders and walked barefoot for 7 days, to escape violence. Pic: Asia Pacific

A young Rohingya man set the example of being grateful towards parents. While escaping the violence in Rohingya, he carried his elderly parents on his shoulders in a double basket and walked barefooted for seven days.

Daily Sabah reports, the man said he could not leave his parents behind, and so he carried them over to the Bangladesh border. At an age which most people would be at school or work, he bears a heavier burden than many others like him.

This photograph may the most heart-wrenching one in the humanitarian crisis which surfaced on the web. When putting hopes and expectations in the relationships are dying, it has spoken a thousand stories. Of the very few humanitarian photographs, which have surfaced so far also include a Sikh man providing water and aid to the Rohingya children.

Sikh man giving water to a Rohingya Child

A team of Sikh volunteers from Khalsa Aid had reached Teknaf on Sunday night, a border town in Bangladesh, where refugees are staying in camps. They had distributed langar and water to those who are tolerating brutality and have no other place to go.

Sikh volunteers preparing food

The ethnic cleansing has made the fields and forest filled with Rohingyas crossing into Bangladesh. The security forces and Buddhist mobs have killed men, women and even children. They also looted homes and torched villages.

The exodus of Rohingya civilians began on August 25, when more than 370,000 Rohingya crossed from Myanmar’s western state of Rakhine into Bangladesh, according to the U.N. The Rohingya, described by the U.N. as the world’s most persecuted people, have faced heightened fears of attack since dozens were killed in communal violence in 2012.