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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Persecution of the Stateless

Begum Fatia, 25, had spent the day weeping. While in pursuit by the tatmadaw, or Myanmar soldiers, as well as some Rakhine residents along the Naf River, Begum was well aware that she had lost the man she had just married, her five younger siblings, and both parents. She had lived in a village in the Maungdaw District in Rakhine, Myanmar.

After she had safely crossed the river…

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Monday, February 12, 2018

The Malady of Papua

Young coconut shell was on the lunch menu of Fransisca Patatcot and her son on Saturday two weeks ago. Sitting next to each other on the wooden porch of the Santo Petrus Paulus Church, Pulau Tiga District, Asmat Regency, Papua, they snacked on the coconut shell. When the coconut shell was finished, she began eating the husk.