30 Sep '17, 1am

'What if these were my children?': Small Singapore NGO hopes to return to Bangladesh with…

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh: Desperate refugees came rushing out of the hills and onto the roads till they surrounded the vehicle that had just pulled over. “There were all sorts of people - old ladies, small kids, injured men. I took out my camera and the first thing I recorded was a small kid knocking on our window,” recalls Ameer Eusoffe, 28. Without much thought, the Singaporean opened the door to hand his only pack of biscuits to the kid – and was instantly swarmed by people begging, hoping and crying for aid. “We didn’t have anything else with us at that moment. It made me realise that there is only so much you can do,” said Mr Ameer, who was part of a team from Global Ehsan Relief, a non-government organisation which was in Bangladesh in mid-September to give aid to the Rohingya refugees. Refugees assume that any vehicle that stops by the side of the road is an aid vehi...

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