Kolkata: Twenty-nine Rohingyas,18 adults and 11 children have travelled through three countries, covering over 5,330km over four months, to finally reach a Bengal village that they now call home.
Rohingya Colony welcomed a settlement in Kuruli village in Baruipur, some 45km from Kolkata, where the 29 refugees from Myanmar’s Rakhine State have settled down for the time being after fleeing their homes and passing through Bangladesh.
The four-week-old settlement has found support from local villagers and an NGO that is active in the belt. The villagers have constructed two-room houses, made of tin, and two common toilets. They have also arranged for electricity, bought cookware and utensil and even arranged for food and clothing for the refugees.