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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 39 0
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Unlocking Childhood - Voices of refugee and asylum seeker children in South East Asia. (Full Length)
Description: The children in this film have all experienced immigration detention in South East Asia. They hope their stories will reach those who have the power to stop children being detained. All children have basic rights, needs and hopes for the future. Safety, food, shelter, healthcare, an education, the security of family and the chance to realise their potential. Around the world, hundreds of thousands of children, including babies and toddlers are in indefinite detention. Some are held for years at a time. These children are not criminals – they have merely crossed a border in search of safety. We know immigration detention is harmful to children. Those in detention often receive no formal education and healthcare is poor. Detention takes away children’s freedom, hope and dignity and has terrible consequences for their health and development. Children in immigration detention don’t know if or when they will ever be released. There is little public or political support for locking up innocent children and there are many alternatives that would protect and nurture them. Change is needed. In Australia most children have been released from detention but the law still permits their indefinite detention. In Nauru, the detention centre is now ‘open’ but the fate of those transferred by the Australian government to the small, isolated island is still far from certain. In Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand more than 2,290 asylum seeker and refugee children were detained during 2016. Let’s change the story and replace despair with hope.
  20 Jun 2017   4m24s 0 57 0
UN High Commissioner for Refugees,  Filippo Grandi on World Refugee Day 2017
Description: The world’s 65 million refugees deserve praise for their resilience and courage and those who receive them should be recognized for welcoming them into their communities, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said on Tuesday. In a statement marking World Refugee Day, Grandi said the uncertainties of today’s world could make people want to shut their eyes to the plight of those displaced by war, persecution and violence. However, he added that fear and exclusion would only lead to “barriers, alienation and despair”. This week, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, issued its annual Global Trends report which showed the number of people displaced worldwide had risen to 65.6 million by the end of 2016, its highest level ever. “On June 20, World Refugee Day, we honour the resilience and courage of more than 65 million people who have been forced to flee war, persecution and violence,” Grandi said. “But it’s also a moment to recognise those communities and people around the world who receive refugees and the internally displaced in their midst, offering them a safe place, and welcoming them in their schools, their workplaces and their societies.” Through its work, UNHCR has witnessed the “courage, tenacity and brilliance of refugees,” he added. “Having lost their homes, their work, and sometimes their families, they don’t give up, they find a way to start again.” Inclusion required a “whole of society approach,” he said, linking “students, business leaders, athletes, activists, religious leaders, politicians and artists to share responsibility”. Grandi said there were outstanding examples in villages, towns and cities in countries on every continent where refugees had been welcomed. “In big and small ways, communities around the world are standing together #WithRefugees, recognising that when people work together, everyone wins.” World Refugee Day provides “a moment to ask ourselves what each of us can do to overcome indifference or fear and embrace the idea of inclusion”, he said, concluding: “Because, when we stand together #WithRefugees, we also stand for respect and diversity for all.” http://www.unhcr.org/news/latest/2017/6/5948cf834/refugees-deserve-praise-resilience-courage.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.
  20 Jun 2017   3m44s 29 1008 0
Ninette Kelley (UNHCR) on the annual Global Trends Report -Press Conference (19 June 2017)
Description: Briefing by Ninette Kelley, Director of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), on the annual Global Trends Report.
  19 Jun 2017   28m39s 2 122 0
Bangladesh: Rohingya migrant crisis
Description: The Rohingya, a Muslim minority in Myanmar are potentially victims of crimes against humanity according to top UN officials. Since last October following a violent military crackdown in the wake of a deadly attack on an army post, 74 000 Rohingya have crossed the border into Bangladesh. Kutupalong is the biggest refugee camp in South East Bangladesh. The registered camp and the makeshift camp stand side by side. The latter hosts over 66 000 people, the so called “Undocumented Myanmar Nationals”. The vast majority are Rohingya who have been denied refugee status and face problems of not only food, but also access to healthcare. Video by Euronews
  13 Jun 2017   6m1s 3 52 0
Shamshida a Rohingya student defies the odds in Malaysia
Description: Shamshidah, 18, is a Rohingya refugee studying at an informal school for refugees in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Her sister Yasmin, 15, also studies at the school. This World Refugee day UNHCR wants to show how the world is standing with refugees. Please sign the #WithRefugees petition and tell us about a project for refugees that you know about at www.withrefugees.org. 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.
  12 Jun 2017   1m37s 40 668 0
Start Smart, End with Success
Description: Start Smart, End with Success animation developed by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Mission in Thailand to increase awareness of safe migration among migrants in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. This animation is made possible with the generous support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand under the project "Bay of Bengal: Regional Information Campaign to Tackle Irregular Migration and Promote Safe Migration Practices."
  29 May 2017   4m30s 1 47 0
Refugees: are jobs the answer?  - panel
Description: How can we improve refugees’ ability to access decent work – without shifting the focus away from protecting those fleeing conflict and persecution?
  12 May 2017   38m52s 1 444 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 6 220 0
Refugee alternatives for Australia - Gillian Triggs
Description: Gillian Triggs, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, offers some alternatives to Australia's current handling of refugees. Professor Triggs spoke at the Refugee Alternatives Conference at UNSW, hosted by the Refugee Council of Australia and the UNSW Grand Challenge on Refugees & Migrants. VIDEO OF COMPLETE PLENARY SESSION ON AUSTRALIA AND REGIONAL POLICY AVAILABLE HERE: https://youtu.be/PVmUo3ENCe0 For more information on the Grand Challenge Program visit: grandchallenges.unsw.edu.au For more factual videos like this subscribe. http://www.youtube.com/user/unsw?sub_confirmation=1 We're the official channel of UNSW Sydney, a brilliantly located university between the coast and the city.
  28 Feb 2017   1m28s 7 533 0
Rescue Facts: Why Are Refugees Good For The Economy?
Description: The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. LEARN MORE https://www.rescue.org/ https://twitter.com/theirc https://www.facebook.com/InternationalRescueCommittee https://www.instagram.com/theirc/
  22 Feb 2017   1m30s 10 924 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 58 12486 0