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The UK government’s silence on Myanmar is shameful

The UK government’s silence on Myanmar is shameful

by Lloyd Russell Moyle : A decade ago, the military government in Myanmar cracked down on peaceful protests for economic and political reform, killing an estimated 100 monks and triggering a wave of international diplomatic activity to curb the…

Rohingya trapped in open-air prison of apartheid

Rohingya trapped in open-air prison of apartheid

by Laura Haigh : Imagine that your son becomes critically ill, but he is not allowed into the nearest hospital for treatment. You need to travel to the market to earn…

Rohingya children need support, normality and education

Rohingya children need support, normality and education

by Evan Schuurman : Nine-year-old Hamida* has a bandage wrapped around her head and vacant eyes that suggest her mind and body are worlds apart. I’ve never seen a child’s face…

The Srebrenicans are standing with the Rohingya

The Srebrenicans are standing with the Rohingya

by Camil Durakovic : A year ago, I wrote about Aleppo and Syria. Today, I am writing about another country, another people and yet another crime. I feel obliged to write, because genocide…

Only international pressure can save Rohingya now

Only international pressure can save Rohingya now

by Tun Khin : Tens of thousands of Rohingya are fleeing for their lives as the Burmese military engages in a scorched earth policy against Rohingya civilians. My organisation, Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK, has confirmed more than…

Europe needs to step up its game in Syria

Europe needs to step up its game in Syria

by Mazen Darwish : Mazen Darwish is a Syrian lawyer, activist, and former political prisoner. I was in Brussels recently with other Syrian civil society representatives to meet with EU and UN…

Resistance is a way of life for Kashmiri youth

Resistance is a way of life for Kashmiri youth

by Ather Zia: Ather Zia is a poet and a political anthropologist who teaches at University of Northern Colorado Greeley. The year 2017 is not even halve way through, but in…

Why are African men and women still fleeing to Yemen?

Why are African men and women still fleeing to Yemen?

by Idil Osman : Idil Osman is a research associate at SOAS working on a research project on migration from the Horn of Africa. Conflict has been raging in Yemen since 2015,…

Ending famine in Somalia, the Turkish way

Ending famine in Somalia, the Turkish way

Afyare Abdi Elmi : Jerome Jarre’s viral hashtag, #TurkishAirlinesHelpSomalia, was yet another attempt to draw worldwide attention to the famine in the Somali peninsula, but the Somali people are in need of…

Hijab at work: EU court is authorising discrimination

Hijab at work: EU court is authorising discrimination

Shelina Janmohamed : On March 14, the European Court of Justice ruled that when it comes to the workplace, the ban on the wearing of “any political, philosophical or religious sign” such as…

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