“I play football, skipping, Ludo and more games are available there,” says Shuhel.
While he and his friends play the board game Ludo, young girls play with dolls. Outside more children are kicking a ball.
“When the children first came here they were scared,” says Lutfur Rahman, the centre manager.
“There was trauma in their eyes and faces. But slowly when we started supporting them and behaving as their friends, then they’re trying to be friends with us too.”
UNICEF takes child-friendly spaces to children living through the world’s most dire emergencies. Together with our partners we aim to give children a place of sanctuary, somewhere they can relax, play, and most importantly, feel safe. So far in the new Rohingya refugee settlements we have set up 76 of these spaces but we are working to establish many more.