Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Rohingya child refugees being denied education: HRW report

Rohingya child refugees being denied education: HRW report
Rights body urges authorities to lift restrictions that deprive Rohingya children of their right to education. Bangladesh is blocking aid groups from providing education to hundreds of thousands of Rohingya children in refugee camps, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday. In a report titled, Are...

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 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...

Rohingya Refugee Children in Bangladesh Are Being Denied an Education, Rights Group Says

Rohingya Refugee Children in Bangladesh Are Being Denied an Education,
Rohingya children in the Balukhali camp in Cox's Bazar Bangladesh on February 14, 2019. Rohingya children in the Balukhali camp in Cox's Bazar Bangladesh on February 14, 2019. Kazi Salahuddin Razu—/NurPhoto/Getty Images The Bangladeshi government is violating the right to education of nearly 400,000 Rohingya children...

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...

Education as Empowerment: Rohingya Youth Set Up A Literacy Mission

He recounts how he completed his higher education in Statistics at the University of Sittwe with great difficulty.
NEW DELHI: Tucked inside a bustling working class locality in Vikaspuri, is a printing store that meshes perfectly with its surroundings. The store in itself is no different from the ones that dot the busy market place, but the person sitting at the counter...

Half a million Rohingya children yet to see inside of classroom: Amnesty

Rohingya children stand in a queue at a registration camp in Cox’s Bazar. File Photo: Reuters
Star Online Report The international community must not shirk its responsibility to the education of Rohingya children in Bangladesh Cox’s Bazar camps, Amnesty International has said ahead of the first Global Refugee Forum. More than half a million children have yet to the see the inside...

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...

Group to build special school for Rohingya children

Dr Mohd Zin with some of the Rohingya children in Kulai Besar, Johor. Group to build special school for Rohingya children
KULAI: Humanitarian Care Malaysia (MyCare) is in the midst of building a special school to cater to the education needs of Rohingya children seeking refuge in the country. Its board of trustee member, Dr Mohd Zin Kandar, said the school would be located in Serdang,...

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...

Exodus Worsens Education for Rohingya Children

Exodus Worsens Education for Rohingya Children
As more than a half-million ethnic Rohingya refugees flee Myanmar into Bangladesh, education that was limited before has come to a standstill, says a Harvard doctoral student who studied the community in the region recently. Education was scarce for Muslim Rohingya youth before 2012, but...

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...

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