July 26, 2017

Tag Archives: Rohingya

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Is ASEAN a Newfound Voice for the Rohingya?

A meeting of Rohingya Muslim leaders and their supporters at a January panel. (Photo via Rohingya.org)

Myanmar has long valued ASEAN for the protection it provides not only from the wider international community but also its fellow members. But the unwillingness of Myanmar to resolve the Rohingya issue has pushed ASEAN members towards new forms of protest. This failure is already a tragedy, but for ASEAN it might become a disaster. Read More »

Flight of the Rohingya

(Photo by AK Rockefeller, Creative Commons License)

Stateless refugees from Burma are risking death, rape, and drowning by the thousands on a risky escape to Malaysia. Read More »

Food As A Weapon of War

Relief effort for Syrian refugees in Kawrgosk refugee camp, Irbil, Northern Iraq. (Photo by IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation, Creative Commons License)

Food as a weapon of war At the Yarmouk camp in Syria the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (“UNRWA”) can provide a family of five enough food to survive almost two weeks for less than USD $35. At least it can whenever it is allowed to enter the camp and deliver supplies. Food aid is the principal means of ... Read More »