This book project was initiated by Save the Children to gift to Rohingya children living in Bangladeshi refugee camps. Profits from the sale of this book will be donated to Save the Children for their Rohingya relief fund.


In the midst of a sprawling refugee camp in Bangladesh, Faisal, a young Rohingya boy, finds an injured bird and decides to take care of it with his sisters. Life in the camp is not always easy and the children are thrilled to have a pet to look after. But as the bird's wing slowly heals, they face the dilemma of holding on to or losing something they dearly love.


Thoughtfully illustrated with detailed imagery, The Unexpected Friend is a fictional story based on the real lives of Rohingya children living in the refugee camps of Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.

The Unexpected Friend: A Rohingya Children's Story (ENGLISH)

SKU: 364215376135191
  • Product Description: Children's illustrated picture book in English

    Title: The Unexpected Friend – A Rohingya Children’s Story
    Author: Raya Rahman
    Illustrator: Inshra Sakhawat Russell

    Format: Hardback
    For ages: 4 to 8 years
    Pages: 40
    Size: 8"x10"
    ISBN: 978-1-946747-10-5

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