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Sittwe IDP Camps Report 2013

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Earlier this year, we had researched the Sittwe registered and unregistered IDP camps to highlight the living conditions of the Rohingya who were moved to the area after the Summer attacks in June 2012. We strived to bring attention to the lack food, water, aid and shelter in the registered camps but also focus on the unregistered camps who did not receive anything at all.

Eid clothes in time for the 2013 Eid ul-Adha festivities!

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A few months ago Restless Beings carried out the ‘My Ramadan Resolution’ campaign to give street children Eid gifts (consisting of a meal, new clothes and educational books) at the end of the spiritual month of Ramadan.

It brings us great joy to say we were able to raise enough to buy for all those who frequently use the Centre as well as many more, which was contributed towards the extra food distribution on the day!

The Restless Beings Bangladesh team as well as the children give their heartfelt thanks to the donors and supporters of this project. 

Pres Thein Sein To Visit Arson Attack Township

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President Thein Sein is due to visit Thandwe township tomorrow 2nd October, following large scale destruction and arson across many villages in Arakan state, Burma. Having already praised Wira Thu, the hate speech monk and poster boy of the '969' fascist movement thought to be responsible for recent attacks, it is widely expected that Thein Sein will not publically call for...

Fresh Racial Attacks On Communities Across North East Burma

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1st October 2013: Late this morning Kaman muslim communities came under attack in Thandwe township, north-east Burma.  The troubled region has seen a flurry of attacks recently in the past fortnight and the fresh attacks come as Vice President of Burma visits the area.

As has been seen with previous tensions, houses have been set alight belonging to Kaman families and upto 30 houses...

Child Migration: How Can Bangladesh Learn From The Philippines?

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Ask anyone and they will tell you; when they were young, all they wanted to do was make lots of money and chase their dreams when they grew up.

Everyone then dragged their heels through school, college and university and then finally when they landed that great job, they moved out.

Some of the children now living on the streets probably had the same dream – except their reasons to flock to the city are multidimensional. And their reasons to migrate are not often because they wanted to, but rather because they were forced to.

#RestlessForRohingya

Despite the ongoing human rights abuses in Myanmar with restrictions to constitutional reform, freedom of religion, minority rights and even being inescapably accountable for the genocide of the Rohingya, the international community continue to appease Myanmar President Thein Sein.

Srebrenica, repeated.

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Today marks a stark reminder of yet another collective failure of the international community in stopping the destruction of a people.

Eighteen years ago today during a five day massacre, over 8,000 Bosnian Muslims were slaughtered in Srebrenica.

Rohingya of Myanmar: One Year On- Different. Discriminated. Displaced. Desperate.

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One year ago today, the course of Rohingya history took a dramatic turn for the worse.

Years of deep seated hatred for the Rohingya community, having lived on the margins of Myanmarese society, unravelled from a civilian dispute and attack in Arakan, and has since spiralled into systematic ethnic cleansing of the community.

The Rohingya are still continually discriminated for their difference in appearance, religion and language, leading to their desperation, displacement and death.