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Stories of Statelessness- Spotlight on the risks of human trafficking and people smuggling, experienced by the Rohingya people.

 

 

Figure 1:Rohingya mother with two month old infant at refugee shelter in Indonesia. CNS Photo/ Dedi Sinuhaji (EPA).

 
The humanitarian crisis as the Rohingya people flee across the border from Myanmar to Bangladesh in search of safety, creates the perfect situation for criminals to exploit the vulnerable. Already reports are emerging, about people smugglers and human traffickers taking advantage of the exhausted and hungry refugees.
Sr. Clare Nolan, the Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd, shares with us the experiences of Ameera, aged 42 and widowed in Myanmar; Saniyi, aged 13 when she migrated and BiBi, a 47 year old mother, Rohingya women whose stories pluck at our heart strings and yet bear some hope for the future.
Full report at:   http://rgs.gssweb.org/en/content/stories-statelessness
Prepared by Anne Kelleher, RENATE Communications person.