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Forty years in Krarachi

David Verberckt | Pakistan

Third generation of Rohingya refugees from Burma attending high school in Burma Colony in Korangi district. Over 300,000 Rohingya and their descendants live in Karachi, Pakistan, December 2016

Some photographs in this story were a part of the SDN exhibit Stateless Rohingya. This strory, however, depicts the forty years of their settlement in Karachi.

In Pakistan, where the 300,000 strong Rohingya community in Karachi is relatively well integrated, they still face problems to obtain documents and consequently the access to proper education and labor, although most were born in Pakistan as their parents and grandparents arrived there from Burma and East-Pakistan (nowadays Bangladesh) in the seventies.

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