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Rohingya Tell Horror Stories of Rape, Killings by Burmese Army
Description: (New York, December 21, 2016) –The Burmese military has conducted a campaign of arson, killing and rape against ethnic Rohingya that has threatened the lives of thousands more. Since the October 9, 2016 attacks by Rohingya militants on government border guard posts in northern Rakhine State, Burmese security forces in operations against suspected militants have inflicted horrific abuses on the Rohingya population, as reported by refugees who fled the recent violence. Burma’s failure to end military abuses against Rohingya and hold those responsible to account demands an independent inquiry with United Nations participation, Human Rights Watch said.
  22 Dec 2016   3m56s 45 7536 0
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“We all jumped into the sea to save our lives" - Indonesia
Description: “We all jumped into the sea to save our lives,” Yasin says. Another man who had jumped helped Yasin onto a couple of wooden planks that had been ripped from the hull, but there was nothing else to keep Yasin’s parents afloat. Their bodies eventually surfaced not far from his five-year-old sister, Begum, who had also drowned. His younger brother Ilias and little sister Gultaz were nowhere to be seen. Yasin was alone and bobbing in the open sea 100 kilometres off the coast of Indonesia. http://www.unhcr.org/news/stories/2016/12/58453b454/a-family-torn-apart-at-sea.html Information for media: If you would like to use this video to communicate refugee stories or require B-Roll, transcripts, stills or much more information, please contact us at drozditb@unhcr.org or tibaw@unhcr.org. --- Keep up to date with our latest videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/unhcr?sub_confirmation=1 -- UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, works to protect and assist those fleeing war and persecution. Since 1950, we have helped tens of millions of people find safety and rebuild their lives. With your support, we can restore hope for many more. Read more at http://UNHCR.org Support our work with refugees now by subscribing to this channel, liking this video and sharing it with your friends and contacts. Thanks so much for your help.
  08 Dec 2016   2m11s 20 473 0
Dispatches from the Front Lines of Climate Change
Description: Climate change is one of the most significant events the world has seen over the past five or ten decades. In this feature story the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) highlights the story of how two women's lives are being impacted by climate change in Myanmar and Cambodia. The increased frequency of droughts, floods, cyclones and other severe weather and climate impacts greatly increases risks for farmers in these countries. UNDP-supported projects look to build resilience for vulnerable populations in Asia and across the globe. The key to success will be working with governments to build strategies from the ground up that support integrated approaches that will allow vulnerable farmers to adapt the way they farm, how they work, how they live, and how they interact with the environment. Produced by Tony Cheng, Florian Witulski, Jin Ni for UNDP.
  08 Nov 2016   17m1s 5 236 0
Burma: Farmers Kicked off their Land
Description: Burma’s government should urgently act to end the unlawful seizure of land in Karen State, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Officials regularly charge villagers with criminal trespass if they refuse to leave land, and in one case, police torched a village. Militia commanders have also used threats, force, and arbitrary arrests to intimidate farmers and take land, particularly in areas still contested by ethnic Karen armed groups. https://www.hrw.org/news/2016/11/03/burma-farmers-targets-land-grabs The 65-page report, “‘The Farmer Becomes the Criminal’: Land Confiscation in Burma’s Karen State,” documents human rights violations by militias, police, and government officials in Karen State for the confiscation of land from ethnic Karen farmers, many of whose families had farmed the land for generations.
  02 Nov 2016   1m56s 14 1410 0
Myanmar: Refugees return home from Thailand
Description: Seventy-one refugees from Myanmar are returning home after decades in camps in Thailand through a pilot initiative led by the two governments on 25 and 26 October 2016. The initial group includes mainly ethnic Karen and Burmese refugees returning to locations that include Yangon, Tanintharyi region, Kayin, Mon and Rakhine states. The UN Refugee Agency has conducted several rounds of protection counselling to inform them about conditions in their intended destinations and to verify that they are returning voluntarily. In addition to government support, UNHCR and partners like the International Organization for Migration and the World Food Programme are also providing an assistance package to help the returnees with transport, food and initial reintegration back home. Thailand hosts more than 103,000 Myanmar refugees in nine border camps. Some of them have been in exile for more than 30 years. This video follows the first group of refugees as they go home from Nupo camp near the Thailand-Myanmar border. Learn more: http://www.unhcr.org/news/latest/2016/10/58131e5d4/myanmar-refugees-pave-way-home-pilot-return.html Information for media: If you would like to use this video to communicate refugee stories or require B-Roll, transcripts, stills or much more information, please contact us at drozditb@unhcr.org or tibaw@unhcr.org. --- Keep up to date with our latest videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/unhcr?sub_confirmation=1 -- UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, works to protect and assist those fleeing war and persecution. Since 1950, we have helped tens of millions of people find safety and rebuild their lives. With your support, we can restore hope for many more. Read more at http://UNHCR.org Support our work with refugees now by subscribing to this channel, liking this video and sharing it with your friends and contacts. Thanks so much for your help.
  28 Oct 2016   2m8s 15 737 0
Red Cross working to prevent violence in Myanmar
Description: The Canadian and Myanmar Red Cross Societies are working together to address physical, sexual, psychological and gender-based violence in support of the country’s emergency response and healthcare capacity. Learn more: http://www.redcross.ca/blog/2016/9/canadian-and-myanmar-red-cross-societies-work-together-to-prevent-violence
  12 Sep 2016   3m46s 5 151 0
Healthy villages in Myanmar's Dry Zone
Description: Australian Red Cross has been supporting the Myanmar Red Cross with integrated community-based programs. The work promotes disease prevention, clean water systems and training people in First Aid response.
  08 Jun 2016   9m12s 2 251 0
Myanmar Elects First Civilian President in Decades
Description: Myanmar’s election of Htin Kyaw marks the first time in decades that a civilian will serve as the country's president. The election of her close confidant is another political victory fore Aung San Suu Kyi, who many believe will be the true power behind the throne. We spoke to Wilson Center Fellow Renaud Egreteau to gain more insight into this historic moment in the country’s electoral history. That discussion provides the focus for this edition of Wilson Center NOW. Guest Renaud Egreteau, a Fellow with the Wilson Center’s Asia Program, holds degrees in comparative politics and Asian languages as well as a PhD in political science from Sciences Po Paris (2006). He is currently a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) in Singapore and a Research Associate with the Center for International Research (CERI) in Paris, France. He was previously a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Hong Kong, where he taught comparative politics (2009-2013). He authored Wooing the Generals: India’s New Burma Policy (Authorspress, 2003), Histoire de la Birmanie Contemporaine (Fayard, 2010) and (with Larry Jagan) Soldiers and Diplomacy in Burma (NUS Press, 2013). He is currently exploring the resurgence of parliament and legislative affairs in post-junta Burma (Myanmar). Host John Milewski is the executive producer and managing editor of Wilson Center NOW and also serves as director of Wilson Center ON DEMAND digital programming. Previously he served as host and producer of Dialogue at the Wilson Center and Close Up on C-SPAN. He also teaches a course on politics and media for Penn State’s Washington Program.
  22 Mar 2016   7m 3 406 0
Breathe Easy
Description: IOM helps refugees get healthy for resettlement
  22 Mar 2016   3m47s 1 111 0
Providing education for ethnic minorities in Myanmar
Description: In Myanmar's Mon state, NPA partner Mon National Education Committee provides education for the Mon minority, preventing minority students from falling behind. Video by Jo Straube - www.jostraube.no
  10 Jan 2016   2m42s 10 536 0
Myanmar: Democracy Wins
Description: United Nations - After almost 50 years of military rule, Myanmar, formerly known as Burma in Southeast Asia, is witnessing sweeping change. UN Stories, Myanmar: Democracy Wins
  23 Dec 2015   2m41s 42 2749 0
Myanmar: 25,000 flood victims receive grants for jobs and businesses
Description: Four months after the floods that hit Myanmar, vulnerable communities are still struggling to recover. The Myanmar Red Cross and the ICRC are helping 25,000 people near Mrauk U in central Rakhine, providing them with cash to fund employment or help them start small businesses.
  23 Dec 2015   1m36s 4 313 0