Dhaka — When a bullet tore into Jafor Alom’s forearm, he did what anyone would do — he ran for his life. Bleeding heavily and fearing further worse attacks, he kept going until he reached Bangladesh with his family.
“I came here to save my life.”
The 24-year-old farmer was fortunately directed to an Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital as soon as he crossed the border and after receiving treatment the bullet wound has now healed. The scar, however, will remain with him for life.
Earlier today (01/12), Jafor was one of 16 Rohingya refugees, who met with Pope Francis in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka.