Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Rohingya refugee beats the odds to get schooling in Malaysia

While Shamshidah feels self-conscious about being older than her classmates, Aminah encourages her.
Denied access to the national education system, Shamshidha is among refugee children attending informal schools in Malaysia where refugees have no legal status. By: Elisabet Diaz Sanmartin in Kuala Lumpur | 12 June 2017 Eighteen-year-old Rohingya refugee Shamshidah did not set foot inside a classroom...

Turkey educates 4,000 Rohingya children in Pakistan

Turkey's Diyanet Foundation gives Rohingya children hope, teaches mathematics, religion and culture
Turkey’s Diyanet Foundation is providing schooling to 4,000 Rohingya children in Pakistan's commercial capital Karachi, the project's coordinator has said. Ahmet Kandemir told Anadolu Agency the scheme, which started in 2015 with 25 courses, now includes 100 courses. Students enrolled in the program are taught Urdu,...

No Rohingya woman should be left behind

No Rohingya woman should be left behind
“If you speak Rohingya I will fine you 20 sen!” Sharifah Shakirah shouts, half-jokingly, to a classroom of eight Rohingya women. It is an English-language class and the women often resort to speaking their native tongue, hindering their progress in learning English. On Tuesdays, they...

Meet Tasmida, the first Rohingya girl to take Class X Board exam in India

At the Rohingya camp in Kalindi Kunj. Oinam Anand
Tasmida’s family fled Myanmar in 2002. Her father was imprisoned for about half a year, and his boats and papers were confiscated for selling groceries and fish in villages near Myanmar's Rakhine state. When Tasmida was six, she never thought she would be the first...

Education for all, even refugees

Nur Zalina Abdul Aziz had just completed her PhD in Business Administration when she joined the Future Global Network Foundation
KUALA LUMPUR: FORMER lecturer Nur Zalina Abdul Aziz had just completed her PhD in Business Administration when she joined the Future Global Network Foundation (FGN) back in 2010. “When I first started working with FGN, it was only to assist my husband, who was the...

Wong: MPSJ tasked to find alternative location for Rohingya school

Elizabeth Wong
SERDANG: The Selangor state government has tasked Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) to search for an alternative site for a temporary Rohingya school which was partially demolished recently along with an illegal driving school operating on government land. Selangor Tourism, Environment, Green Technology and Consumer...

Malacca man plans privately-funded aid mission to Myanmar’s Arakan region

A businessman here aims to charter a privately-funded aid mission directly to Myanmar’s Arakan region to aid not just the Rohingya Muslim community, but also others in need.
MALACCA: A businessman here aims to charter a privately-funded aid mission directly to Myanmar’s Arakan region to aid not just the Rohingya Muslim community, but also others in need. Datuk Nur Sahar Osman, 39, plans to organise his own ‘aid flotilla’, and will depart for...

New Zealand lauds move by Malaysia to train the Rohingya

Hope for the young: Woodhouse meeting Rohingya pupils as he tours the UNHCR-Tzu Chi Education Centre in Selayang.
New Zealand has applauded Malaysia’s commitment to provide semi-skilled training for the Rohingya besides looking at allowing them to work here legally. It’s Immigration Minister Michael Wood­­house said he discussed a plan to normalise working rights for the community with Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri...

7 Things You Should Know About the Crisis in Burma

P. Adem Carroll is a New York Irish Muslim working on human rights and other civil society issues. Currently Adem directs New York programs for Burma Task Force USA. MORE BY THIS AUTHOR There are 60 million refugees and displaced people in the world today, the...

The Rohingya Issue in Myanmar

1. The Current Situation: The Rohingya are a Muslim ethnic minority group living in the northwest part of Rakhine State in Burma (Myanmar). Rakhine State is situated on the western coast of Burma, and its northwestern part shares a border with neighboring Bangladesh across the...

Meeting Rohingya children’s daily needs

ABOUT 100 Rohingya refugee pupils study at the Al-Akhlas school in Selayang, which is a United Nations-registered education centre. Apart from being provided basic education, the children who had been psychologically and physically abused when fleeing their home in Myanmar, are also helped to adjust...

Rohingya refugees back on their feet a year after crisis

No more: Security personnel push a stranded Sri Lankan boat off the shore using a backhoe before towing it out to sea at Lhoknga Beach, Aceh, on Monday. After providing humanitarian aid, local authorities tried to turn away the boat, which was carrying 44...

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Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi attends a hearing of the genocide case against the Rohingya minority at the International Court of Justice in The Hague on December 11, 2019 [Reuters/Yves Herman]

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On December 9, the world marked the anniversary of the adoption of the 1948 UN Genocide Convention: a covenant signed in the wake of...
Truth sometimes is stranger than fiction

Truth sometimes is stranger than fiction

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A new campaign seeks to single out local media outlets that refer to the Rohingya ethnic group as “Bengalis.” By Shafiur Rahman December 21, 2019 Myanmar’s ‘Rohingya’...