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Rohingya People

How football gave Rohingya refugees hope and purpose

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎12 hours ago‎
Ullah, like all of his teammates, is a refugee from the Rohingya Muslim minority in Burma who are among the most persecuted people in the world. They have not been recognised by the state since the 1982 Burmese Citizenship Law. It denies them the right ...

Ethnic Rohingya Muslims Are Entitled to Enjoy Their Fundamental Rights

Huffington Post UK - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Nonetheless, the current number of the Rohingya community continues to erode. Even in Aung Mingalar, a ghetto area in Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine state, only 4,000 Rohingyas remain. This population decline is caused by Rakhine state no longer being ...

RSO leader, Saudi national among 4 held

Dhaka Tribune - ‎1 hour ago‎
BGB members on Saturday afternoon arrested four people including a former commander of Rohingya Solidarity Organisation (RSO) and a Saudi national while holding a secret meeting in Teknaf.
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On World Day, UN urges stronger action to shield millions from human trafficking

UN News Centre - ‎22 hours ago‎
29 July 2016 - The international community must do more to end the inhumane practice of human trafficking and protect migrants and refugees - particularly young people, women and children - from those who attempt to exploit their opportunity for a ...

For Rohingya Refugees, The US Feels Like Being Born Again

WCBI - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
“I have never had the feeling someone is like, 'Oh, you are the refugee,'” said Nasir Bin Zakaria, one of nearly 1,000 Rohingya refugees who have resettled in Chicago in the past few years. “This is ... And we want to show something to our people in Burma.

Book Reviews for September 2016

Lion's Roar - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
In The Rohingyas, scholar and author Azeem Ibrahim highlights the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya, delving into a genocide that now stretches decades long and has seen a huge percentage of the population displaced. Through extensive research and ...

COMMENTARY: Burma (Myanmar) and the Philippines: change is coming?

Minda News - ‎10 hours ago‎
Both countries are faced with resistance in the Muslim-dominated territories, the Rohingya people in Burma's northwest who are mainly Muslims and the Philippines with the decades old Moro rebellion in the south, but the new government of the two ...

Fewer people own their homes, but don't worry — the market is fine

WKBW-TV - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
The number of young people deciding to rent instead of buy is likely at least part of the reason. Only about 34 percent of 18 to 34-year-olds own their homes.

Fiction and our despair: A real story of real people

Jakarta Post - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
From the cruelty of IS in the Middle East to the Rohingya people's plight in Myanmar, from racial-based shootings in the United States to the immigrant influx in Europe to anti-gay movement in many countries, we can clearly identify these patterns ...

Big Heart gives $150000 aid for Rohingya, Iraqis

Gulf Today - ‎Jul 16, 2016‎
SHARJAH: The Big Heart Foundation, TBHF, a Sharjah-based global humanitarian charity dedicated to helping refugees and people in need worldwide, has donated $150,000 (Dhs550,000) to support Rohingya refugees in Malaysia and displaced people in ...

To beat Islamist terror, France must close the gulf between church and state - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
English people with no goodwill towards Scottish nationalism keep saying that 'Scotland voted to remain in the EU'.
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Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi mobilizes task force to confront Buddhist extremists

Lion's Roar - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
On the 100th day of her leadership of Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi made her first move against the oppression of Myanmar's Rohingya people, the ethnic group that the the EU and the UN have described as the “most persecuted minority in the world.”.
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World at war is a common view for Francis

National Catholic Reporter (blog) - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
In August 2015, he spoke to members of the Eucharistic Youth Movement, in particular about global conflicts that led to the Rohingya, a Burmese minority of 1.3 million people, to migrate by the tens of thousands to other countries across Southeast Asia.

The case of French aid worker Moussa Tchantchuing - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Their younger brother, Moussa Tchantchuing, had been arrested in Bangladesh, where he frequently travels as a humanitarian working with Rohingya refugees in the region. "I thought it was impossible," said Kamdem, 31. "I had just spoken to [Moussa] two ...
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We must demand to know what is happening on our behalf

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
... indefinite detention is their choice since they can always go back where they came from (except for stateless ones, like Rohingya people of Myanmar or the Faili Kurds from Iran who are not citizens in their own countries, and who can therefore go ...

President appoints new permanent UN representative

Myanmar Times - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
“Htin Lynn should be publicly committing to upholding human rights for all people in his new position, and disavow his previously deplorable defence of the Thein Sein administration's discriminatory policies and racist denialism of Rohingya identity ...

Evening Brief

Dhaka Tribune - ‎1 hour ago‎
BGB members on Saturday afternoon arrested four people including a former commander of Rohingya Solidarity Organisation (RSO) and a Saudi national while holding a secret meeting in Teknaf.

Pakistan cheered when Musharraf was overthrown. Why, then, has democracy fallen out of favour? - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
When the People's Party of Pakistan came to power in 2008, the global economy was facing its worst recession since the Great Depression of 1930s.

Refugee Convention of 1951 still crucial cornerstone of human rights

Deutsche Welle - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
There are currently 65.3 million people worldwide who have been forced to leave their homes. That's the highest level of displacement ever seen, according to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR).
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Myanmar's Muslims gain little population share over 3 decades

Nikkei Asian Review - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
The government had announced the total population of over 51 million and other key figures by May 2015, but had not given a breakdown by religion.