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Indonesia’s Rohingya Refugees to Resettle to the U.S. or Remain?

In an archipelago with more islands than refugees, Indonesia is looking at ways to provide education, health and housing to its 13,800 registered refugees and asylum seekers. But advocates argue accessing livelihoods is the biggest unmet need. MEDAN, Indonesia – Muhammad

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Malaysia’s Rohingya Refugee Women’s Theatre Company

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Inside a YMCA gymnasium, an actress takes the stage and the audience goes quiet. Members of Malaysia’s state security forces are in attendance. The scene set is a family living room. An actress mimes as if

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One Rohingya’s struggle to empower women in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Tucked away upstairs at a shopping plaza in this city’s north end is a small storefront turned classroom for dozens of Rohinyga women and children. The sound of these women reciting English phrases, laughing and the

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Malaysia: A Rohingya safe haven?

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Inside a television studio a small team of four prepare the daily news bulletin featuring horrendous stories of rape, murder, forced exile, and the lack of an international response to these crimes. But this is no

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Tanzania: Young Farmers Fight Climate Change in Zanzibar

In the small village of Kiombamvua, young Zanzibaris are turning to farming. Drought and sea water intrusion have taken their toll on the island’s farmland, and the young people are trying to combat the effects of climate change. Ali Abeid

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#RightsMedia story: A safe home for abused Tanzanian girls

ARUSHA, Tanzania — Welcome to Pippi House. Karibu sana. Please feel at home. This is Tanzania’s only safe house for abused and homeless girls, founded in 2011 by Aristides Nshange. After spending five years establishing a place for street kids in

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#RightsMedia story: St Jude, the patron saint of hopeless causes

ARUSHA, Tanzania — Every Monday morning as the sun rises, 8-year-old Kelvin Mushi wakes up and puts on his neatly-pressed powder blue dress shirt along with his navy blue sweater and pants, the iconic uniform at The School of St

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#RightsMedia report @SchoolOfStJude; Fighting #poverty through #education

Gemma Sisia is an Australian who founded The School of St Jude in Arusha, Tanzania. Her work fighting poverty through education has turned this private, charity-funded school into one of East Africa’s most renowned educational institutions. St Jude is the patron

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#RightsMedia story: A loving hand for disadvantaged Tanzanian kids

ARUSHA, Tanzania — “I thought Africa was a country,” says a 16-year-old girl as she slathers a wall with cement. “Are you serious?” another girl asks. “Did you think Tanzania was a city, or something?” Obviously the teen never gave

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#RightsMedia report: #Childcare and #education for #Arusha #orphans

Happiness Wambura founded LOHADA – Loving Hand for the Disadvantaged and Aged – in 1998. She took in children from the streets of Arusha and began running an orphanage and, a few years later, a primary school in the city’s

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