More than 700,000 Rohingya refugees have fled violence in Myanmar and are seeking refuge in Bangladesh, according to the United Nations.
One year after they were forced to flee their homes, Rohingya refugees add their voices to a new database of genocide testimonies.
Pramila Patten, UNSG’s Special Rep. on Sexual Violence in Conflict, says some women have had terminations, while others have given birth and want the babies to be fostered.
Yasmin is 33 days old. Wrapped in a checkered blanket, she writhes around in her makeshift crib, a rice sack attached to the ceiling with rope.
They stand among the ramshackle surroundings of their new lives, staring intently into the camera. For a handful of the estimated 700,000 Rohingya refugees who have fled across the border from Myanmar to overcrowded, under-resourced refugee camps in neighboring Bangladesh, this is a rare chance to tell their stories.
One day in 1980, a teenager named Nelson Nguyen left home in Da Nang, Vietnam. From Hong Kong he went to Washington, D.C., and then to southern California, where he raised a son who loved basketball. Horace Nguyen grew up watching Kobe Bryant lead the Los Angeles Lakers to five championships.
One of the best opportunities for Islamic extremists to gain recruits is to point to the persecution of peaceful Muslims, whether by non-Muslims or other Muslims. When Myanmar’s military forced 700,000 Rohingya Muslims out of the country a year ago, for example, Malaysia warned that Islamic State would gain supporters in Southeast Asia. A response […]
Corpus Christi isn’t one of America’s biggest cities, but it’s bigger than a room at the Super 8 motel in Weslaco, which is why Gina Rodriguez liked it – at least at first. In the roughly nine months she’s lived there since hurricane Harvey destroyed her home in the Gulf Coast island town of Port […]
Sen. John McCain was a legend in American politics. As a Republican United States senator, McCain publicly defended fellow senators John Kerry and Robert Kerrey – both decorated Vietnam vets and both Democrats – when they came under political attack.