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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Map Introduction 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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Summary 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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Summary Map of Northern Arakan State In June 2012, deadly sectarian violence erupted in western Burma’s Arakan State between ethnic Arakan Buddhists and…
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Map of Kachin State, Burma Summary Most [of the Kachin from Burma] come to visit friends and relatives….…
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“Untold Miseries” Wartime Abuses and Forced Displacement in Burma’s Kachin State Map of Burma Detailed Map of Kachin State Summary Key Recommendations …
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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…
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  Map of Burma   © 2009 Human Rights Watch   Key facts about Burma’s Political Prisoners Activists and anyone outspoken against military rule have been routinely locked up…