Rohingya people in Cox’s Bazar made one thousand origami paper cranes for Japan
One thousand origami paper cranes, folded by hundreds of Rohingya people in Cox’s Bazar, have been transported to Hiroshima and have conveyed their wishes and messages for peace to the Japanese people.
Japanese Ambassador Hiroyasu Izumi and Representative of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Japan Diek Hebecker, on Tuesday, handed the colorful origami cranes to Vice Mayor of Hiroshima City Shiro Tani, reports UNB.
The Rohingya people heard about the tragedy of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima that killed many people in 1945; and a story of Sadako Sasaki, who passed away at the age of 12, due to after-effects of the atomic bombing.
"These people from Myanmar were forcibly placed in the most difficult situation, yet they still feel compassion to other people who faced difficulties. Such sympathy they show, and their wishes for peace are more precious than anything else," said Ambassador Izumi.
He hoped that many Japanese people will learn more about the cruel situation the Rohingya are facing and feel compassion toward them.
According to UNB, the handover of one thousand cranes was widely covered by Japanese media.
They will be displayed in Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.