Refugee Boy Makes Magic Out Of Plastic And String

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There's no Xbox or PlayStation for most of the kids in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh. But there are kites. In the late afternoon, a steady wind blows over the hills of the Hakimpara refugee camp. Young boys race to a ridge at the top of the settlement to fly homemade kites. Some of the "kites" are little more than a plastic bag flapping on a string. But some are more sophisticated with long tails and frilly tassels. "This is a new kite and I'm very happy with it," says 7-year-old Mohammed Arfat as he reels out string to a silvery kite 30 or 40 feet above him. Arfat adds that any day he's not able to fly a kite, he feels upset. I ask Arfat where he got his fancy new kite. He tells me that there's "this guy" who makes them and gives them away....

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Refugee Boy Makes Magic Out Of Plastic And String

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