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Malaysia’s Rohingya Women develop network to empower

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – The Rohingya community in Malaysia is trying to help fellow Rohingya who’ve recently fled their homes in Myanmar to live in refugee camps in Bangladesh. The Rohingya in Malaysia view themselves as the lucky ones. They’re

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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: Rohingya must be consulted before repatriation

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – A Rohingya repatriation deal is being hailed as a “first step” by the Bangladesh government, but many argue the plan is premature. Myanmar’s Rakhine state is the ancestral home for Muslim-majority Rohingya, but those living there

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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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North Korean Defectors Help Escapees Reach China on ‘Underground Railroad’

SEOUL, South Korea – When she crossed the border from North Korea to China, Ann Kang understood it was only a temporary feeling of freedom, one that could be taken away in an instant. The real difficulty, she knew, lay

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A Plan to Resolve one of Asia’s Longest Refugee Situations

MAE SOT, Thailand – The UN refugee agency field office in Mae Sot has been working for the last 15 years in nine refugee camps along Thailand’s western border. These camps are home to 102,777 refugees from Myanmar, formerly known as

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Peace and Reconciliation in South Sudan begins on radio airwaves

KAPOETA, South Sudan – Loka John sits down on a blue plastic chair in the Singaita 88.3 FM newsroom. The 23-year-old sets his notebook on the table in front of him and flips it open to an empty page. He

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