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The Streets That Stole the Childhoods of 600,000: Dhaka and Cox’s Bazars Street Children

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Of the estimated street children living in Bangladesh, 380,000 of those children are between the ages of 5 and 14. The streets of the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka - is home to more than half of these kids. The RB team based in Bangladesh recently conducted interviews with the children in Kamlapur Station, Dhaka and Cox’s Bazar – they were asked about their life on the street. The interviews reveal the shocking and sad reality that these children live through.

UN's Futile Rohingya Action

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The UN Fact Finding Mission published on Monday 27th August is damning towards the government of Burma, the Burmese military, the international community and surprising towards the UN itself. It acknowledges Burma’s inability to deal with the perpetrators of ‘genocidal intent’, the Burmese military (Tatmadaw), it acknowledges Burma’s cover-up Government and those...

Srebrenica - Summarising the Srebrenica Massacre

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When the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina declared independence from Yugoslavia in 1991, this ensued conflict between Bosnian Serbs and Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) to gain territorial control. The Srebrenica massacre was the second biggest account of mass murder in Europe since World War 2. In July 1995, despite being announced as a UN safe zone, Srebrenica was sieged by the Bosnian Serb forces under the command of Republike Srpska’s (the self-proclaimed Serbian republic in Bosnia) General Mladić.

Ignored and Forgotten - Rohingya Genocide One Year On

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August 25th will mark one year since the vitriolic military onslaught by the Burma military and forces on Rohingya villagers in Northern Arakan State (Rakhine) which led to unspeakable atrocities. The numbers involved in the violence are simply unbelievable. Conservative estimates of the 25,000 Rohingya killed, more than 20,000 Rohingya women raped, over 300 villages entirely burnt down and...

What’s happening in Assam?

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On the 30th July, the final draft of The National Register of Citizens was published, excluding four million people from citizenship. 
Targeting the weakest members of religious and linguistic minorities, we can assume that, ‘despairingly called Miyas, Muslims of East Bengal origin are the most exposed to danger’. 

India's Ethnic Cleansing

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We must act now, together, in numbers, before India renders millions of people non-citizens creating yet another refugee crisis the subcontinent cannot handle. 

Kohinoor

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In February our team from Restless Beings were in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh collecting data and
distributing aid in the Rohingya refugee camps. I’ve been volunteering with this organisation for
almost a year now, and this was my first visit to the camps in Bangladesh.

When I met Shah

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In February our team from Restless Beings was in Cox’s Bazar, collecting data and distributing aid to the Rohingya refugee camps in Cox Bazar, Bangladesh. I’ve been with the organization for almost a year and this was my first visit to the Rohingya in Bangladesh.

The Genocide of the ignored Rohingya

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Wednesday 7th February, UK Parliament – Restless Beings have launched their research report at the UK Parliament titled ‘The Genocide of The Ignored Rohingya’. Detailing 96 testimonies , the report makes key recommendations to the UK and Bangladesh Governments as well as international aid agencies. The report calls on the British Government to press the United Nations Security Council to make a referral to the International Criminal Court for Crimes Against Humanity and Genocide.