Tag: South Asia

The Rohingya Refugee Crisis: Health Spotlight – Muntaqa Zaman

Muntaqa Zaman, post #3 The health of the Rohingya refugees remains one of the most critical issues preventing the uplift of their situation. Many of these health barriers include lack of WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene), communicable diseases (such as cholera, measles, HIV, and diptheria), and most importantly, mental health. A report by the National Institute of Health states: “Mental… Read more →

The Rohingya Refugee Crisis: Current Policies – Muntaqa Zaman

Muntaqa Zaman, post #2 Current policies regarding the Rohingya are based on the political climate. Myanmar is jointly ruled by the counselor San Suu Kyi and the military. She had been an advocate for democracy and even won a Nobel Peace Prize in 1991, but after the beginning of the concurrent rule, has not spoken up regarding the atrocities committed… Read more →

Maille-Rose Smith – Freedom of the Press in Kashmir

In this age of information, removal of the internet is more than an inconvenience; it thrusts businesses into the red, grinds trade to a halt, hinders students’ learning, and disconnects families and friends. Being pushed from modern times back into the “medieval,” as one Kashmiri puts it, incites panic, anger, and unrest (BBC News). Indeed, the very tactic used to… Read more →