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Summary We have nothing called freedom. –Mohammed Siddiq, lived in Sin Tet Maw camp in Pauktaw, September 2020 Hamida Begum was born in Kyaukpyu, a coastal town in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State, in a neighborhood where Rohingya Muslims, Kaman Muslims…
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Summary “States and relevant stakeholders will contribute resources and expertise to expand and enhance the quality and inclusiveness of national education systems to facilitate access by refugee[s] … and special efforts will be mobilized to minimize…
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  Summary Soon after the Rana Plaza collapsed in 2013 in the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, killing over a thousand workers, a top official from a global brand flew into Pakistan.[1] His sudden trip was sparked by the desperation to make up for orders…
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 Seng Moon’s family fled fighting in Myanmar’s Kachin State in 2011 and wound up struggling to survive in a camp for internally displaced people. In 2014, when Seng Moon was 16 and attending fifth grade, her sister-…
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  Summary This is the time to talk about freedom of expression. We expected it to become better, but it’s becoming worse and worse. —Maung Saungkha, activist and poet, Yangon, April 2018 They are not using the law to protect the people but to restrict…
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  Summary In late August and September 2017, Bangladesh welcomed the sudden influx of several hundred thousand Rohingya refugees fleeing ethnic cleansing in Myanmar. This followed an earlier wave of violence in October 2016, which forced over 80,000…
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  Summary We don’t even have enough for a daily meal. When we were farmers, if we didn’t have any money, we could eat some corn or beans. But when we have no farm, we can’t eat. —Farmer, 66, Shan State, March 2017 We got nothing. We literally got…
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 Every day I fear for my safety living in this country because of my sexual orientation. I am alive but if anyone ever find out and wanted to find out, they can kill me …I am an easy target for anything.
 —Peter, Dominica,…
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  Summary On August 30, 2017, Hassina Begum, a 20-year-old ethnic Rohingya woman, was among the few survivors of a massacre of unspeakable brutality. Just days after a deadly attack by Rohingya militants against Burmese security forces, hundreds of…
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Summary I was held down by six men and raped by five of them. First, they [shot and] killed my brother … then they threw me to the side and one man tore my lungi [sarong], grabbed me by the mouth and held me still. He stuck a knife into my side and kept…
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Summary Some things are getting better. There is electricity in the next village, and we may get electricity here, too. But none of that matters if our land is gone. –Nu Yee, San Klo, Karen State, February 2015 The businessman takes the land from…
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Summary While the country is more open than before, the people’s rights are being neglected. They can arrest you at any time under these laws. There is no guarantee. –Pang Long, attorney, Rangoon, January 2016 The past five years have been a time of…
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 One of the few remaining hunter-gatherer populations in Southeast Asia, the Moken have made the sea their home. Foraging food from oceans and forests, trading fish and shells for…
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 Arif B. was just 15 years old in early 2011 when he left

 Afghanistan to travel to Indonesia by himself.He borrowed US$7,000

 to pay smugglers to bring him to…
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 Reforming Telecommunications in Burma
 
 Human Rights and Responsible Investment in Mobile and

 the Internet
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 The deadly violence that erupted between ethnic Arakanese

 Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims in early June 2012 in Burma’s Arakan State

 began as sectarian clashes in…
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 Map of Kachin State, Burma
 
 
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 “Untold Miseries”
 Wartime Abuses and Forced Displacement in Burma’s

 Kachin State
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 Dead Men Walking
 Convict Porters on the Front Lines in Eastern Burma
 Transport Routes and Area Use of
 Convict Porters in the 2011 Offensive
 Map of Post-Election Offensive Area
 2010-2011
 Acronyms and Burmese Terms…