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Opinion: In the shadow of a pandemic, Rohingya challenge our ideas about refugees

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Khaled Hosseini is a Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and author of several international bestsellers including "The Kite Runner" and "Sea Prayer."

Ask yourself: how would you survive in your home country if you had no proof of citizenship or even of your existence? How would your children grow up with minimal access to a school or even a hospital? What would you do if one day, after years of discrimination, your home village was attacked by gunmen? Your neighbors killed as their children looked on? Homes burned to the ground? If you're Rohingya, you grab your children, take what possessions you can carry, and you run for your life.

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Aug 27 2020
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