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Bangladesh: UN Refugee Chief, Filippo Grandi, visits Rohingya camp
Description: Encouraged by talks in Bangladesh and Myanmar, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi today called for more opportunities for Myanmar refugees in Bangladesh alongside action to improve conditions back home to support sustainable return. The High Commissioner wrapped up his visit to Bangladesh on Tuesday after meeting with Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar. Some 350,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar in search of protection in Bangladesh, including an estimated 74,000 who arrived in late 2016 as a result of a security crackdown in northern Rakhine state. Read more: http://www.unhcr.org/uk/news/latest/2017/7/5963a7da4/give-rohingya-hope-future-urges-unhcr-chief.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 hqvideo@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.
  11 Jul 2017   1m39s 18 409 0
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Myanmar: Sewing Project Helps Unite Divided Communities
Description: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi has appealed to communities in Myanmar’s restive Rakhine state to unite in the face of fear, mistrust and underdevelopment. On his first official visit to South-East Asia, Grandi met with displaced people, local communities and the authorities in Sittwe and Maungdaw townships to better understand their needs and challenges. In Maungdaw, Grandi visited a UNHCR, UN Refugee Agency, supported project to promote peaceful co-existence through vocational training classes. It brings together 20 Muslim and Rakhine women to learn sewing skills and basic literacy, as well as health and hygiene education. Although they would appear to have little in common, many of these women have either had no education or had to drop out of school to support their families. 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 hqvideo@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.
  07 Jul 2017   1m31s 254 0
Building disaster-resilient communities in Myanmar’s Rakhine State
Description: Considered one of the most disaster-prone areas in Myanmar/Burma, the coastal state of Rakhine is no stranger to natural disasters ranging from floods, cyclones, landslides to earthquakes. More often than not, these events have a larger impact on those already highly vulnerable and who are least equipped to cope, such as the elderly, women, children, and people with disabilities. With the aim of helping at-risk communities in preparing and responding to disasters, the Myanmar Consortium for Community Resilience (MCCR), a consortium of humanitarian organisations formed with the support of the European Commission, has introduced an inclusive community-based disaster risk reduction (DRR) programme to include the most vulnerable groups in disaster preparedness activities. With knowledge and skills obtained during the programme, they are now able to protect themselves, their families and livelihoods. Video by ACF
  06 Jul 2017   3m24s 2 15 0
ReliefWeb Topics page tracks Bay of Bengal displacement, migration
Description: Since October 2016, some 74,000 Rohingya from Myanmar's Rakhine state have crossed into Bangladesh, joining an estimated 230,000 to 500,000 who had come before them. Use ReliefWeb's Topics pages to track complex humanitarian issues, including displacement and migration along the Bay of Bengal: http://bit.ly/bayofbengal ReliefWeb - Informing humanitarians worldwide at http://reliefweb.int/ Follow ReliefWeb on: Twitter: http://bit.ly/2bZoI1u Facebook: http://on.fb.me/Hk5bp1 LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/291eyeg
  21 Jun 2017   1m9s 1 52 0
Myanmar's HIV Treatment Scale-Up
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  09 May 2017   3m9s 2 131 0
Learning to Hope - virtual reality film in Myanmar
Description: Spend a day in the life of a teacher and student in our virtual reality film, "Learning to Hope," set in a camp in Sittwe, Myanmar. Education cannot wait for any child, any where. For more about the humanitarian situation in Myanmar: http://www.unocha.org/myanmar/
  26 Apr 2017   5m36s 6 528 0
Bangladesh: ICRC distributes food to 19,000 displaced Myanmar people
Description: The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS), supported by International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), has started distributing food assistance to more than 19,000 people. These people from Myanmar's Rakhine state have been residing in host communities in Bangladesh since October 2016. The ten day distribution, in the rural villages, was launched on April 10 in Teknaf area. The food ration should cover the needs of the families for one month. The assistance came following a joint needs assessment done by BDRCS and ICRC that indicated the dire food insecurity among the new arrivals from Myanmar. The BDRCS & ICRC have been responding to most urgent needs of the families from Rakhine since the beginning of the crisis. They provide health services in two major health complexes in Teknaf and Ukhia. There are also attempts to restore family links services.
  24 Apr 2017   1m 6 228 0
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 59 13111 0
“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 24 671 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 6 396 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 13 1802 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 17 1174 0