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Rohingya fearful of doctors keep faith healers in business

KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh (AP) — Abul Kalam sits cross-legged on the floor of his tiny mud hut and whispers prayers into a small plastic bottle filled with water, creating what he says is a potion that will cure stomach cramps. I got these powers in my dreams, he says. People come to me because I heal them. Kalam is a boidu, or faith healer, and for decades has been treating fellow Rohingya Muslims, first in Myanmar s northern Rakhine state and now in a squalid camp in Bangladesh, where 700,000 Rohingya took refuge last year after escaping a campaign of government violence at home. Faith healers have long been sought out in Rohingya society to treat physical and...

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