Sajeda and Asma

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Mridula Amin

Sajeda and her daughter Asma are Rohingya refugees now living in Lakemba, Western Sydney. The two remember travelling to Australia on a 150-feet boat packed with 100 other refugees encircled by sharks. Sajeda held her breath and kept her year-old son tied tightly to her waist. After her daughter, Asma, who was ten at the time, asked, “Are we all going to die?”, Sajeda thought, “If Allah saves me, I’m never putting my children in danger again.”

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