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I'll never know where I'm from': plight of the adopted children of Bangladesh's Birangona women

Thaslima Begum, Rosie Swash


In this article, Thaslima Begum and Rosie Swash report on the Bangladeshi children who were taken from Bangladesh in the 1970s.

As a consequence of the Bangladesh Liberation War 1971, and the birth of thousands of babies born to women who had been captured and raped by Pakistani troops, an international adoption campaign was launched.

Thousands of “war babies” were adopted overseas, for example, in Denmark, England, Sweden and Canada.

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