Kamal Hussein’s story is in Kutupalong, world’s largest refugee settlement – late August 2017, thousands of refugees arriving daily. Many children were separated from parents and Hussein’s mission was to reunite families.
Hussein decided to act after a woman asked for help finding her child.
“I rented a microphone” relaying a description. His broadcasts worked – someone returned the child; his mission was born.
Charities gave audio equipment and a booth to broadcast the names of separated children and urge parents to collect them.
“The new refugees don’t know the camp, they get lost here,”
Myanmar’s campaign of persecution and violence drove 740,000+ stateless Rohingya from their Rakhine homes. Now, 1,000,000+ Rohingya are in Bangladesh.
A refugee himself, he was separated from his parents when a boy.
“As a child, I had a lot of pain in my life but doing this work, I feel at peace with myself.”