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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.

Exclusive Images: Rohingya in Sittwe IDP Camps to Pay for Donated Food Rations

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Reports have come in today that the Rohingya now have to pay for food rations that have been donated to them. The village leaders and those incharge of the IDP camps in Sittwe are in full control over whatever is donated to the Rohingya and take full advantage of thier power. The Rohingya who have very little to nothing to their name once again have been stripped of another right which is owed...