Posts Tagged ‘ Refugees ’

Recalling ‘71 days

December 16, 2011
Julian Francis
Recalling ‘71 days

By November 1971, everyone involved in the care of Bangladeshis in the refugee camps were planning months ahead and were very worried about the effects of the winter and the toll it would take on the estimated 10 million who had left their homes in Bangladesh many months earlier.
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Escape from Pakistan

July 27, 2011
Khademul Islam
Escape from Pakistan

In November of 1972 we escaped from Pakistan to Bangladesh. After Pakistan split apart like an overripe fruit in 1971 we Bengalis trapped in Pakistan had to get out. Official repatriation to Bangladesh seemed remote and in Pakistan there was increasing talk of herding Bengalis into detention camps.
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