Who are the Rohingya?

From my blog for kids, Exploring with Jake. http://writebonnierose.wordpress.com/2012/07/01/who-are-the-rohingya/

Who Are the Rohingya?

Our Sunday School teacher told us this morning about a group of people who live in Bangladesh. They are called the Rohingya. The Rohingya are a group of people who live between two countries. Originally from Bangladesh, many moved to Myanmar (Burma) long ago. But, the Buddhist government of Myanmar doesn’t want the Rohingya people, most of whom are Muslims, to live with them. Many of the people of Bangladesh are poor. They cannot afford to feed their families and do not have food to share with the Rohingya. So, the people of Bangladesh don’t want the Rohingya to come and live with them. The Rohingya get bounced back and forth between the two countries, with nowhere to truly call home.

“Dear God, please help the Rohingya people to find a safe home in You. Help them understand that Jesus knows where they are, even though they feel lost and forgotten. Please help them understand that You love them and want them to love You, and that You will not turn them away like Bangladesh and Burma have. Thank You. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”

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