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Four years on, lives of Myanmar’s Rohingya still on hold

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UNCERTAIN FUTURE. A group of minority Muslim Rohingya gather outside a store at the Aung Mingalar displacement camp in Sittwe on September 7, 2016. Photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

‘We eat when we get our quota. If we do not get it, we cannot eat,’ says Myee Shay, who is among tens of thousands of displaced Rohingya

SITTWE, Myanmar (Sept. 8, 2016) — Four years after fleeing religious riots that emptied her Muslim Rohingya neighborhood in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, Myee Shay yearns for the trappings of a normal life: a job, a school for her children, and the chance to buy her own food.  Continue reading Four years on, lives of Myanmar’s Rohingya still on hold

Slovakia’s Fico set for victory in EU’s anti-refugee east

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VICTORY. Chairman of the Slovak Smer-Social Democracy party Robert Fico is close to winning in Slovakia’s general elections, but may divide the country with his rhetoric. Photo by Samuel Kubani/AFP
The leftist populist Robert Fico is using anti-Muslim and anti-refugee rhetoric to clinch a win in Slovakia’s general elections

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (Mar. 5, 2016) — Slovaks were poised to hand leftist Premier Robert Fico victory in general elections Saturday, March 5, on the back of a staunch anti-refugee rhetoric.

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