October 14, 2014
| Sarnata Reynolds
| Tagged as: Congress, Myanmar, U.S. Administration, United Nations, Humanitarian Response, Asia, Neglected Crises, Protection & Security
When I met Amir two years ago in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, he had just
graduated with a degree in Physics from Sittwe University. He was a
fluent English speaker and planned to pursue a career as an engineer. When
I returned to Myanmar last month, I met Amir again. He is now living in
a camp for internally displaced people outside Sittwe – one of
more than 1 million Rohingya who are living in apartheid-like conditions
across Rakhine State. He is not allowed to leave the camp, he does not
have a job, and he does not know what will happen to him.
October 06, 2014
| Jeff Crisp
| Tagged as: Myanmar, Thailand, Humanitarian Response, Asia, Protection & Security
According to recent newsreports, the 140,000 refugees from Myanmar who are currently exiled in neighboring Thailand are about to go home, whether they like it or not. Refugees International traveled to Myanmar’s Kayin State to test the validity of such assertions, and found the reality to be quite different.