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Rohingya Peace Institute: Providing Free Education and Upholding the Right to Education for Refugees

On 8 July 2016, after 2 years of planning, a group of 5 Rohingya refugee youth living in Malaysia opened a community-based school for refugees called the Rohingya Peace Institute (RPI), in a humble three-room apartment in Selayang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The school is the first established entirely by Rohingya youth that provides Rohingya refugee …

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The Geutanyoë Foundation: Tamil Boat Survivors in Aceh Have the Right to Seek Asylum

Banda Aceh On 13 June, the Geutanyoe Foundation’s humanitarian team conducted a preliminary assessment mission to the boat carrying around 40 ethnic Tamil men, women and children from Sri Lanka that has been stranded for several days off the coast of Lhoknga, Aceh Besar district, en route to Australia to seek asylum. The group, which …

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Protection of Civilians and Humanitarian Access in Rakhine State, Myanmar

On 9 October, a series of attacks on three border guard posts by armed assailants believed to be from the Rohingya community in the townships of Maungdaw and Rathedaung in Rakhine State left nine policemen dead. Following these attacks, the Myanmar military launched counter-insurgency operations in the districts on Maungdaw, Buthidaung and Rathedaung, where 90% …

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