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West Papuan Refugees Hope for PNG Citizenship

West Papuan Refugees Hope for PNG Citizenship

Between 1984 and 1986, more than 11,000 West Papuans fled east into PNG from the western, Indonesian half of New Guinea Island to escape political turmoil and economic discontent; the area’s longstanding seces ...

Rohingya – The Hidden Genocide
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Rohingya – The Hidden Genocide

This is a story of a people fleeing the land where they were born, of a people deprived of citizenship in their homeland. It is the story of the Rohingya of western Myanmar, whose very existence as a people is denied ...

Making Rohingya Statelessness

Making Rohingya Statelessness

The history of how the Rohingya Muslims of Arakan State in western Burma (Myanmar) lost their status and citizenship and became stateless under the Burmese military dictatorship. ...

Thein Sein: Burmese Gov’t Will Not Recognize 800,000 Rohingya Citizens

Thein Sein: Burmese Gov’t Will Not Recognize 800,000 Rohingya Citizens

Burma’s President Thein Sein told a visiting delegation from the United Nation’s High Commissioner for Refugees that the government will not recognize the Rohingya and are considering handing over the e ...