'Moment of empathy' for Singaporean volunteer who met young Rohingya girl

Mr Jonathan How playing with Rohingya kids in a refugee camp in Bangladesh. PHOTO: DANIEL NEO / RSG
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SINGAPORE - It was the sight of a girl too young to be pregnant in a Rohingya refugee camp that convinced Mr Jonathan How, 49, that refugees needed more than just material aid.

Though he had already been working with refugees for years, Mr How said seeing the girl touched him deeply, calling it a "moment of empathy". He said he was moved by the experience, which strengthened his conviction to do more to help refugees.

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