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Celebrating the Artistic Achievements of Refugee Children Amid COVID-19
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Celebrating the Artistic Achievements of Refugee Children Amid COVID-19

The AROUK Art Competition began during refugee week this year to provide an opportunity for refugee children to encourage and recognise the artistic talents of their young constituents and experiences of refugee life. Over 50 young children have participated in this contest. Deb Collett, a project coordinator at Artworks said ‘This competition shows us yet…

More than 400,000 children at risk of dropping out of education permanently after COVID-19 catastrophe in Cox’s Bazar refugee camps
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More than 400,000 children at risk of dropping out of education permanently after COVID-19 catastrophe in Cox’s Bazar refugee camps

The Rohingya refugee children face an unprecedented education emergency in the camps. The ability of Rohingya children to access quality formal education is strictly restricted both in Myanmar and in the refugee camps of Bangladesh because of this the whole generation faces an uncertain future. In a system of discrimination leading up to genocide in…

How Rohingya refugees find a safe home in Bradford
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How Rohingya refugees find a safe home in Bradford

The Rohingya are an ethnic minority group from Myanmar (Burma) fled persecution to neighbouring Bangladesh during 1992. They are settled in UN supported refugee camps in Bangladesh. In 2005 the United Nations began to assist in the resettlement of refugees from the two registered refugee camps Nayapara and Kutupalong in Bangladesh to other parts of…

APPG ON RIGHTS OF ROHINGYA LAUNCHES NEW INQUIRY REPORT
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APPG ON RIGHTS OF ROHINGYA LAUNCHES NEW INQUIRY REPORT

On Tuesday 10 September the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Rights of Rohingya launched its new report – report “A New Shape of Catastrophe”: Two years on from the 2017 Rohingya Crisis. The report put together by a cross-party group of MPs warns that continued violence and discrimination against the Rohingya in Myanmar mean conditions…

Rohingya Women Aren’t Just Refugees—They’re Leaders
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Rohingya Women Aren’t Just Refugees—They’re Leaders

Rohingya women are getting political. In June 2018, the Shalbagan refugee camp in Bangladesh, home to 41,000 Rohingya—the Muslim minority group that fled genocide in Myanmar—became the first of 30 new camps to elect leaders. When the results were tallied, organisers at the United Nations Refugee Agency and The Adventist Development and Relief Agency International,…

Rohingya refugee men join push to curb sexual violence
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Rohingya refugee men join push to curb sexual violence

Mohammed is a refugee role model, one of 105 in the giant complex of refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar District, which is now home to nearly one million Rohingya refugees. More than 745,000 of the refugees fled a military crackdown that began in August 2017, escaping atrocities and brutal violence, including rape and sexual assault.…

The Rohingya children need proper education
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The Rohingya children need proper education

Children make up 55% of the Rohingya refugee community in Bangladesh, and an estimated 625,000 children are lack of access to formal education and learning opportunities. More than 920,000 Rohingya, a mostly stateless Muslim minority from western Myanmar, currently live in camps and host communities scattered across Cox’s Bazar, a district of southeast Bangladesh. Most of…

Rohingya ‘lost generation’ struggle to study in Bangladesh camps
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Rohingya ‘lost generation’ struggle to study in Bangladesh camps

It is estimated that there are 55% children under the age of 18 living in the refugee camps. And about 745,000 Rohingya people faced persecution and inhumanity in Myanmar at the end of 2017, it’s bringing the total population of the refugee camps close to a million people. Rohingya refugee children need to have access…

Supporting Rohingya children access quality formal education
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Supporting Rohingya children access quality formal education

Rohingya children face many barriers to accessing formal education as well as accessing to higher education, including a lack of facilities and information, advice and individual guidance sensitive to their specific needs, insufficient provision of intensive courses for academic purposes, and restricted access to government local schools and national curriculum in camps in Bangladesh. We…

Help Rohingya children without family
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Help Rohingya children without family

A new study, released this week to mark the one-year anniversary since the military crackdown, suggests that some 70 per cent of all unaccompanied Rohingya children were separated from their parents or guardians through violent attacks. Save The Children said the survey, involving 139 unaccompanied and separated Rohingya children, was the largest of its type conducted…