Feelings of Thankfulness- Zainab

There are more than 1 million stateless Rohingya in the world today.


The Rohingya people are an ethnic, Muslim minority group who reside in the Rakhine State. Despite having lived in Burma for generations, they are considered ‘stateless’ entities by the Myanmar government. Subsequently, there are restrictions on their freedom of movement, access to education and any support services. The arbitrary confiscation of their property is also within the law.


Zainab was born in Malaysia but has grown up in Australia. She is ethnically a Rohingya. This is her story of growing up with different traditions and at 16 starting to understand the amazing journey her parents took and how that has affected her life.