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The Arakan Project: Issues to Be Raised Concerning the Situation of Stateless Rohingya Children in Myanmar

The Arakan Project: Issues to Be Raised Concerning the Situation of Stateless Rohingya Children in Myanmar

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Published by Haikal Mansor
a thorough outlines of Rohingya, particularly children's deteriorating situations
a thorough outlines of Rohingya, particularly children's deteriorating situations

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Published by: Haikal Mansor on Feb 14, 2012
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THE ARAKAN PROJECT
 
ISSUES TO BE RAISED CONCERNINGTHE SITUATION OF STATELESSROHINGYA CHILDREN IN MYANMAR (BURMA)
SUBMISSION TO THE COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILDFor the Examination of the combined 3
rd
and 4
th
periodic State PartyReports (CRC/C/MMR/3-4)
-MYANMAR-
Updated in January 2012
 
SUBMISSION TO THE COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILDIssues to be raised concerning the situation of stateless Rohingya children inMyanmar (Burma)The Arakan Project, January 2012
Research funded by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), USA
The Arakan Project 
The Arakan Project is a human rights organisation based in the Asian region which, since1999, has specialized in monitoring and documenting the situation of the Rohingya Muslims,an ethnic, religious and linguistic minority in Northern Rakhine State of Myanmar. The Arakan Project regularly submits its findings to relevant UN Treaty Bodies and UN Special Procedures, including the Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar and other thematic experts.
 
Photo credit and copyright:
©
The Arakan Project, 2011
All photographs of Rohingya children illustrating this report have been taken amongregistered and unregistered refugees in Bangladesh by refugees themselves.
Contents and photographs may be reproduced duly cited.
Submitted by Chris Lewa,Coordinator/Researcher The Arakan ProjectBangkok, ThailandEmail: chris.lewa@gmail.com
 
 
QUOTES FROM ROHINGYA CHILDREN
Being hungry is very painful; I cannot explain this. When I am hungry I feel likecrying.
-- Anwar, 9 years old,(Interview #1)*******
I am a Muslim and my country is Burma; so I am a Burmese Muslim. I don’t feel that I am a Rohingya. I have never heard the word Rohingya in Burma. only heard about Rohingya when I visit Bangladesh. I don’t understand thedifference between a Rohingya and a Burmese Muslim. We look the same anwe speak the same language. But my identity is that I am a Burmese.
-- Enayet Hussein, 11 years old (Interview #3)*******
If children are not in their family list they cannot stay in the village. Like my brother. My parents could not include my younger brother’s name in their family list. That is why they had to leave the village. Some parents still live inthe village without registering their children but they have to hide them. Or they have to register them with other parents. Like me. I am registered as theson of my grandmother.
-- Anwar, 9 years old (Interview #1)*******
I have no future; I am afraid to think about the future. I only want to feed mbrother and sisters. I want to live together with them; I cannot think of anything else. Every day I want to see a smile on their faces.
-- Rafique, 12 years old (Interview #4)*******
Despite all this [forced labour], I continue my studies and I attend school asmuch as possible because I want to become a teacher.
-- Karim Ali, 11 years old (Interview #5)

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