This is a perfect example of how Myanmar is changing. People all over the country are now keeping up with the world via Facebook. Many people, especially in the more remote areas, live in very modest homes yet technology and wider internet access is quickly spreading.
For more than a decade the #Rohingya#minority from #Myanmar have been the victim of continuous #violence in the hands of #Buddhist extremists and the #Army . Many researchers such as Oxford University have categorized those acts of violence as #genocide . The latest round of violence that began on August 25th, 2017, has driven more than 600,000 Rohingya peoples to cross into #Bangladesh , thus creating a large-scale humanitarian crisis.Myriad camps have cropped up, all cramped between the Myanmar border and the Bay of Bengal, but some of those have already been in existence for the last 12 years, such as the one in Shamlapur. Situated in the Cox Bazar district on the second largest beach in the world, Shamlapur is essentially a Rohingya fishing colony with houses covered in dried fish and nets, their lives revolving around the wooden boats they take to the sea on their many expeditions.These boats are owned mostly by #Bangladeshis , with their crew composed of Rohingya refugees.
Pictured above are a group of fishermen pushing their boat to the sea. Shamlapur, Cox Bazar district Bangladesh. 11th November #2017 .
Photo: @zacharie_rabehi/ @agencelejournal
Khaironisa (center) and her two sisters Surunisa (left) and Guktas (right) in their shack in Dar Paing IDP Camp in Myanmar's Rakhine State.
When violence broke out in 2012, Surunisa's husband was killed by local police and Khaironisa's husband fled to Malaysia. She has not heard from him ever since.
I'm beyond frustrated and saddened with the current situation of the Rohingya people. It's made me go through old work when things were beginning to worsen between the Myanmar army and the Rohingya Muslim population. When I was living in Myanmar in 2014 I spent some time in the IDP camps in which more than 140,000 people were forcibly moved from their homes in Rakhine State.
I'll be posting a few images from back then, when one could start sensing that the worst was to come for these stateless people.
Attacks by Rohingya Arsa militants on Myanmar security forces in Rakhine State on August 25, 2017 sparked a major military backlash forcing more than 600,000 of Myanmar’s 1.1 million ethnic Rohingya minority to flee to Bangladesh and move into makeshift settlements. Most of the refugees bring with them stories that have been described as a textbook example of ethnic cleansing. Refugees walked for days with barely any belongings or food, reaching Bangladesh in dangerously overfilled boats, hoping for a safe haven. The Rohingya have sought shelter, setting up camp wherever possible in very difficult terrain and with little access to aid, safe drinking water, food, shelter or healthcare.
The continuing exodus is the culmination of decades of oppression and hostility that have stripped Rohingya of their rights, denied them an identity, and forced them from their homes.
Beratus-ratus pelarian Rohingya di Bangladesh bersatu membantah keputusan Dhaka, ibu negara Bangladesh untuk mengembalikan mereka ke Myanmar tanpa mempertimbangkan keselamatan mereka selepas pulang negara mereka.
Para penunjuk perasaan pada hari Jumaat menyuarakan bantahan dan membawa sepanduk menuntut pemberian hak kewarganegaraan kepada Rohingya dan jaminan keamanan setelah kembali ke Rakhine.
Demontrasi pelarian Rohingya ini berlangsung menjelang kunjungan pelapor khusus Hak Asasi Manusia PBB urusan Myanmar, Yanghee Lee ke Bangladesh untuk meninjau dari dekat pelarian Rohingya yang berada di wilayah tenggara negara itu.
Terdahulu, kerajaan Bangladesh dan Myanmar menandatangani perjanjian pemulangan pelarian Rohingya ke Rakhine pada 25 November 2017. Tetapi beberapa pelarian Rohingya enggan pulang, kerana keselamatan hidupnya tidak dijamin setelah pulang.
Pertubuhan Bangsa-Bangsa Bersatu berkata proses pemulangan pelarian Rohingya mesti sukarela dan tidak memaksa.
Have you tried our Yay Win from Myanmar yet? It's delicious under milk. Stop in Tustin and have Steph pour you a latte this weekend. You'll get a smile with it.
SPECIAL NOTE: All of our stores will be closing at 6pm this coming Sunday, Jan 21 (except for Santa Ana who will be open until 7pm). We're getting together for a #PortolaFamily 2017 wrap party, so all stores will be closing early. Thanks for your understanding!
Photo of the week: Meet Somira, Faisal, Ahmad, Entaj and Woulda at the door to their home. They're among the 1000s who have fled #Myanmar , who we're working with to provide medical health care, shelter, water, sanitation and food. #Bangladesh
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Photo de la semaine : Somira, Faisal, Ahmad, Entaj et Woulda comptent parmi les centaines de milliers de personnes qui ont fui le #Myanmar pour se réfugier au #Bangladesh
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It’s how you frame it. It’s him, but it’s everything else around him. The clock, the calendar, the walkie-talkies, the time of morning. There are constantly security guards on duty in this little booth all day, all night. In one of the most secure feeling countries I’ve lived in in a while. #latenight#earlymorning#securityguard#yangon#myanmar