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in october. there's been a year since van miles military launched a crackdown leading to what's been described as ethnic cleansing of ranger hundreds of people hundreds of thousands of people i should say fled to neighboring bangladesh. where the refugees have been holding peaceful demonstrations to demand justice and a safe return to their homes in miramar there are now more than seven hundred thousand of them living in camps all around the border now has become the world's largest refugee settlement bangladesh has signed a deal with me in march to allow these refugees to go back home but that process is most definitely stalled. mohammed jem june is our correspondent in cox's bizarre but he's been missing one ranger activist who is urging his fellow refugees to seek justice but. speaking passionately to fellow wrote him dear
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refugees elie us is urging this audience to begin demanding their rights hoping his words will connect with the old and break through to the young. ultimately inspiring them to seek justice for the constant persecution he says they faced in me and more need that hug me that i'm on the that's why we're raising our voice we want to go back home we want to be citizens of our country who want to live there with safety and security. at the us is a member of the ira conroe him just society for peace and human rights he tells me there is absolutely no excuse for the rich him not to be recognized as citizens of me and more on. the already out of our mothers and fathers are from the n mar we were also born there but they still made us suffer we didn't get an education they didn't even let us pray at the mosque. one year ago a crackdown by me and more as military and reckoning state began
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a campaign of violence against the ranges that included mass killings sexual violence and arson since then over seven hundred thousand roll hinges escape to neighboring bangladesh the un called it a textbook example of ethnic cleansing me and mars government however as denied allegations atrocities were committed for the rohingya who fled violence in me and more last august life here was supposed to be temporary but in the past twelve months cox's bazaar has become home to the largest refugee settlement in the world now with each passing day the refugees here worry that their existence here may become permanent nowadays signs of construction are everywhere but as the camp grows so does the frustrations living conditions have improved and yet they're still very difficult. elliot's and his family also fled the violence in iraq and
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stayed in august two thousand and seventeen. my children are missing their home they always say they want to go back home. his daughter sure me and was born while they were all hiding from the military in a forest in me and more she'll turn one in just a few days. at least his older children long for a home they no longer have but for his youngest it's a home he fears she may never know. but i mean go live now to mohammed who is in could do apollo long camp. in that bangladesh border region and mohamed we talked to earlier about this every patch nation deal between bangladesh and me and what is the status of that how many people have actually gone back home. martine the numbers are extremely small and that's if you believe those numbers there are going to reports that there have been
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a couple of hundred that have actually been repatriated but when you're here on the ground you're talking to people they say that that hasn't actually happened and then you have accused me on mars government of actually just trying to issue a propagandist explain it's about it saying that this isn't really happening look this repatriation deal is essentially just stuck right now there's been a lot of talk about it for many months but when you look at the nitty gritty of it and this is something where the devil is really in the details you see that the bangladeshi government is accusing me of more government of delaying things and then you hear from the our government and they're essentially saying the same thing about the bungled as you government so no clarity and because of that there are hendra that we speak with here they say that they're you know the conditions have not been sent there is no safe mechanism that has been created by which they could actually go back to me and more to be repatriated and feel as though they would get citizenship rights they would be able to get an education that they would not be
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discriminated against so all they're going to recognize that i've been speaking with the past couple of days they say they would love to be able to go home but that they do not trust the military i mean more or the government me and more to actually take care of them and to allow them to do so at this point now i want to speak a little bit about the humanitarian concerns going on today which is this terrible anniversary a day that's marking a year since the beginning of that crackdown the brutal crackdown in myanmar against the region's a population of around kind state which caused seven hundred thousand actually over seven hundred thousand refugees to flee and they are now here in cox's are the largest refugee settlement in the world i want to bring in our guest this is jane rutledge she's with the united nations population fund here and cox of the dark jane let me ask you when it comes to the population that your group the u.n. actually is servicing how do things compare now with how it was when they first started writing a year ago it's going to have to look at fearing. the motion that we stand here overlooking came that now houses nearly a million people when we uniquely i.e.
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the first responders we brought lifesaving health services to particularly women and girls thanks looked like so nearly nearly more than three hundred thousand women. dignity which provided essential clothing in senate reactions for the two states here and we built up and scaled up usually on. which provide services for women to the little babies and get clear from the white . woman we found spices thanks spices for them called women really spices to go and enjoy time to give and learn and be piece together as woman and i could just interject when it comes to these safe spaces i mean this is extremely necessary for a population of women and girls that have been so traumatized i mean you're talking
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about women and girls against rape a lot of gender based violence you know atrocities there almost just too much to even correct yes look all women and girls have been subjected to the threat of things arise violence we would we would say that quite openly the woman friendly spaces provide here and services that women need. medical treatment and inside the women from these places psychosocial him into hell . we can't stress enough that we've done a lot but there's a lot of work to do all right general and with you n.f.p.a. thank you very much for joining us we appreciate it so there you have a martini and i mean that's really just a snapshot of how dire things still remain for the refugee population here in the largest refugee settlement in the world a year since this crisis began at
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a time when more or hinge are demanding their rights or asking for the international community to step in when they believe that they are all but being ignored by the world and the community. live in. that we've got a lot more coming up on this out is here in news hour including a surge an ethnic violence in ethiopia threatens to undermine the new prime minister's calls for unity. life goes on in syria as a dalit province but under the looming threat of a possible large scale military offensive. and install peace it will be here with all the latest from the asian games in jakarta on a day when twenty six gold medals are up for grabs. the palestinian leaders of strongly criticized the u.s. decision to cut more than two hundred million dollars in aid saying it shows how
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washington is using aid to influence policy that the u.s. is already withheld millions of dollars from the u.n. relief agency for palestinians the state department says the money will now be redirected to programs that quote align with the u.s. interests relations really in the u.s. in the palestinian leadership deteriorated after president trump recognized jerusalem as israel's capital and move the american embassy there in may let's go live now to our correspondent charles who is in girls authorise and charles two hundred million dollars is an awful lot of money particularly for people who are pretty desperate and suffering under a blockade from from both israel and egypt for the most part how is this likely to affect the people of girls or in particular. it's difficult to know exactly at this stage how much the withholding of this two hundred million dollars is going to impact directly the people of gaza but it's easy to estimate as you say nearly
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twelve years now of a land sea blockade on gaza is estimated around ninety percent of the would say here is on drink people only getting around four hours of electricity every day around fifty percent of the population a two million people here in gaza living under the poverty line fifty percent unemployment so this is bound to have an impact it's important to say though that the terms of u.s. money to the palestinians it has been doing in in recent years the last two years usaid not directly to the p.a. might add but to the palestinian projects in general seventy five million dollars donated to each year of the last two years i was on the stood that that money went towards electricity projects here in gaza as well as hospitals in jerusalem and as you say around three hundred million dollars was withheld from the united nations
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relief and works agency which are vital for helping millions of palestinians here in gaza or across the west bank indeed refugee camps in places like lebanon as well that u.s. money was held this year so although it's difficult to be specific on how this will impact on direct projects it's obviously an indication of further deterioration in relationships between the u.s. and the p.a. and could potentially have massive impacts on thousands if not millions of palestinian lives all right charles thanks for that well house of gaza's population are under the age of seventeen and some of them have already lived through three wars andrew simmons has visited a young girl who is still living with the trauma. a severe head injury she sustained in the twenty fourteen. look into how eyes and you would never guess what this child has been through. namable food is six yet she suffered both pain and
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anguish for most of her short life. she's aged to here in the twenty fourteen gaza war she sustained what was described as life changing head injuries intricate surgery in turkey and three months of recuperation that saved her life. it was an israeli air attack the very nearly killed nama. not this one. nor the us. these are recent strikes a whole night of bombardment with outgoing hamas rockets and continued attacks from israel claiming it struck more than one hundred fifty m. last august's before what's meant to be a truce. the sound alone was enough to make namma real live. on the. planet i think you have when she hears the sound of what plane that gets
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very scared and says i want to go back to turkey there's no warplanes in turkey. dead beaver able to sleep and have out on a quarter on the happen to be a mess i'm different she starts screaming and heights that i had do you want to go . over and over nemesis turkey i want to go there and whispers they me here now as mother is distraught she says she often cries for her daughter she and her husband won't let her play like the boisterous children know that doorstep. and even though she wants to go to school her parents were letta they say her head could be knocked at playtime they fear at the very least headaches and i pray she suffers from could get worse. her father says he feels helpless because he can't support his family on a good month he might earn a hundred dollars on a market stall in the street but it barely covers his rent his landlord has an
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eviction old place the family live in a neighborhood where poverty is the norm worse than that they're inside the rules of golf affectively it's like a prison what is life like in gaza well that's not really an accurate term more of an existence and this existence phenomena is one of many short sad stories different and don't tell the suffering is much the same. while the long term ceasefire talks go on involving egypt and the un mediating between israel and hamas or gaza there's no message from this from any of the parties involved just an expression of despair like the fast majority of gazan civilians. nama has to depend on the love of her family and hope that one day some sense may prevail instead of a resumption of the war that still rages inside this little girl's head andrew
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simmons al-jazeera gaza city. yes jim a now he's the director general of girls as community mental health program he's joining us via skype from khan yunis thank you very much indeed i'm just wondering how representative all of palestinian children but particularly children and girls that is that little girl in the kind of conditions that she is exhibiting. good morning everyone i think this report gives only something example of the difference between trauma in the trauma and other places in the world so basically her children live not in a status of the trauma but sort of ongoing trauma i think this case the prisons most of the policy answers are in gaza strip even though most of them force were not seriously injured at the physical level but i think there are traumas that are say critically. record that unicef said recently that one in four children is in need for some sort of psychological. support and they think that.
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most of the children are living under some sort or impacted by some sort of problem and without that kind of psychological support that you mention all of these children likely ever to be able to contribute to the stand to flee to the communities in which they live. well this is a very important question i think but one of the reasons that keeps the doesn't community thinking of moving forward is then the very one meets or makes and his children which means that everyone is there looking for a brighter. future for the child so everyone is pushing the children to do with education the schools and then later at universities but unfortunately in the recent years we've seen more problems at school for example of violence among children and for example last could achieve meant and this warranting conditions of
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course we need to keep in mind that generally people here like you know affected by three factors one of them is the ongoing conditions when you speak about two thirds of the populations artificially is when you speak about an area that a patient for decades and then when you speak about a block in that is hindering the development and on the contrary making things like living conditions worse the other factor is the three military strikes that took place that any it will be or try to recall and of course that there are very important factor is the continuous service commissions that takes this every now and then keeps keeps children fully aware of the conditions that their living conditions are not safe that bombardment is happening at any time the bit of the night of the morning which is clearly shown with them and or someone who was to affected four years ago but still just living in gaza the minds hurdle for tap into her right and keeps her alert of what are either. yellow community mental health
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program do you mind if i ask them how you are funded and then i'd like to go on and ask you whether the two hundred million dollars so there's been withdrawn from a us funding to palestinians and whether that will make much of a difference to you in particular. because the community meant that it is an ungoverned organisation. we are fully supported by. the national donor some in the european dong or some top of the switzerland sweden and norway but of course there are some of the governors like france. cetera et cetera germany. so. but generally speaking it goes that there is that action funding this was to be referred to during the last ten or fifteen years it's becoming more difficult and difficult to find the resources i would want is merely to have the community centers that try to provide specialized in the hoof care to all children and women
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and men alike we try to deal with the most to needy cases and fortunately there are a number of children in need far exceeds the. capacity of any. government organization or provide that including the rest of health when you speak about their own or program unfortunately the recent cuts in funding. all of the impacted their what their people do in the field of mental right. by a lot of the you know that half of i mean all the people who work for the owner woman that if one are going to be on part time jobs from the beginning of september which is likely to be using the manpower by half this is going to be a really heavy heavy impact the availability of the city for children for such services and will impact also our walk as we are going to have a moral case is the first of our centers yes abu jemaine thank you very much indeed for taking the time to talk to us. right we're going to go back to live scenes now
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in dublin the irish capital because pope francis is arrived not long ago and there you can see the scene there at the president's residence where the president is a pretty ceremonial post in lent but that is the scene nonetheless where he's being welcomed officially by the by the by the president and there's going to be a tree planting ceremony as well president michael higgins is the current incumbent but as i say it's a pretty the ceremonial post and there you can see him besides beside pope francis there as he meets other dignitaries he left the airport not that long ago maybe twenty minutes ago and. he's got a very good weather which is actually rather unusual in ireland as well that bright sunshine to greet this the first visit of the pope or a paper i should say in thirty nine years the last one being pope john paul the
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second that's a seen live in dublin we're going to keep you right across the pope's progress today as he visits and for the first time in thirty nine years. but now we're going to look at the weather and kevin is here kevin. also coming up in this hour jazeera news out in darwin's main opposition leader rejects the cold ruling which confirms amazon man and god as the president. and install champions bomb munich kicks off the german bund as leader with the wind. from. the winds to an inch on to greece. we're going to update you on this storm right here this is tropical storm lane at one time it was category five lane
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a very very strong storm expression very unusual to be so close to hawaii now this storm has been impacting hawaii for several days now you can see all the clouds that are pushing through the storm is just about two hundred twenty kilometers to the south southwest of honolulu it is very close but it's not going to make a living fall but notice all the clouds that is where the rain is and we have seen incredible amounts of rain just over the last seventy two hours over here in hilo nine hundred eighty one millimeters of rain in three days just over here towards we have seen a thousand and four and these numbers are actually going up so these are about probably ten to fifty millimeters just in the last half hour because that is how much it is raining across the region how much more rain we're exposed to get well the track of the storm is going to take it to the northwest and then over here towards the west but still because it is moving so slow across this area we still expect to see another four hundred plus millimeters of rain just in the next couple
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days so no wind but it is going to be the flooding that is going to be a major problem from the big island all the way over to. the way the sponsored body counts on a race. desperate for a better life millions of people have sought refuge in europe sometimes their dreams of sanctuary are realized but sometimes disenchantment and hostility drives them home in the first of two films on these contrasting experiences people in power goes to the north german city where humane approach to integration is proving surprisingly effective. assimilation nation. when you're from a neighborhood known as a hotbed of radicalism. you have to fight to defy stereotypes. but in the meeting join the stories we don't often hear told by the people who live
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them will not only join one when they're. in a cave and survived the initial. sound of the box this is europe on al-jazeera. deal with these are our top stories. range of refugees in bangladesh protesting marking one year since the military crackdown forced them out of their homes in myanmar there are now more than seven hundred thousand of them staying in camps close to the border. the us is crossing more than two hundred million dollars in aid from its programs in gaza and the occupied west bank relations between the u.s.
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and palestinians have deteriorated since president trump recognized your. islam as israel's capital moved the american embassy there in may. and this is the scene live in dublin where as you can see pope francis has arrived for the first visit by leader of the catholic church in almost four decades he's there with the president and the president's wife and. overshadowing this visit though of course is the scandal of clerical sexual abuse in the catholic church and we should be talking about that now with our guest who is dire keo who is in dublin and is an historian and vice president of dublin city university thank you very much indeed for joining us just looking at those pictures of the pope with the president and what does it make you think in terms of how your country has changed in the forty years since the last papal visit which was jump of the second year our lives
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radically different other nine hundred seventy nine when the pope came million people came to see him during his there's a million people went to the phoenix park this time we expect seven hundred fifty thousand possibly five hundred thousand in the park so the numbers tell the story itself the mood is entirely different because our village is changed and i noticed on twitter this morning one lady pointed out that in nine hundred seventy nine it was universally only joy whereas now even among practicing catholics there's a sense of sadness but hope at the same time and is a sadness coming from this clerical sexual abuse scandal that has a the overhanging the catholic church in so many different countries involving clerics at various levels you know absolutely we did yesterday that's for many young people who see are that of the one nine hundred seventy s. people maybe see from franco's spain and i think to the victims the sense of pain
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among. the suffering for the victims all of these emotions are coming. together during the business the supporters of victims are calling for justice. i think conservative catholics want to bring the charge back to a kind of a golden age or make the catholic church great again and i think that for many practicing catholics and believers the hope was really that you know we can i suppose. do the right thing about the past what the right steps are for security to children for the future. in a sense to rebuild the church here and i mean pope francis himself is widely viewed as a man of integrity and man of the obvious age at g a modern pope perhaps more open to confronting this particular issue which is overshadowing so many actions of the catholic church what does he need to do in order to try to rectify
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this situation that is clearly causing so much consternation for so many i think the first thing is that this meeting is a global event that's been bolstered aren't so the pope will be addressing a global audience but i think that the business particularly colored by the irish experience in dublin we have a very strong child protection measures in place manager reporting the supremacy of civil powers and so on and i think that the pope needs to make that statement very clearly for the universal church that there will be mandatory reporting to the civil authority that priests and bishops and cardinals will all be accountable to the law as lay people are and the top of the hour we've discussed because it's not the role he'll go mark and i think it is in a sense the pope in ireland has to call home the correction of abuse and to make a very very strong state because i think this is
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a judgment moment sense of. dark here thank you very much really interesting to talk to you thank you. you. now the u.n. refugee agency is urging the european union to take responsibility for one hundred fifty migrants have been stranded on board an italian coast guard ship for nine days now italy is safe are refusing to let them get off the boat unless other e.u. member states agree to take them in refugees and migrants began a hunger strike on friday but it is far right interior ministry minister has dismissed this on twitter saying they can do whatever they like. and the international committee of the red cross says almost a million ethiopians have been forced out of their homes after a surge in violence fighting between the roma and the god day of people has been taking place along the border areas of god day and west as paul chatterjee and
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reports. these ethiopian families sheltering in the courthouse fled for their lives there among the nearly one million people displaced over the past four months. two men and we came here because we were attacked we left our village empty handed to save our lives we traveled and spent three days in the bush to get here. these internally displaced goodale people say they were attacked by mobs of a romel which is the largest ethnic group in ethiopia many don't have food and clean water and they're at risk of malnutrition and diseases like pneumonia that it is a good guy got out even my husband got sick here and i could not help him i intended to go out and beg but i was shy his health deteriorated further and finally he died . the good day oh say local and federal authorities didn't protect them the government denies the accusation and says it's arrested hundreds for inciting violence. the age old ethnic tensions boiled over after prime minister up
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beyond that took office in april ahmed isn't oromo and the good day oh people believe the or almost feel empowered by his rise to office we've seen an awful lot of people probably more than three quarters of a million people having to move in the face of violence in a very short space of time the international committee of the red cross and its ethiopian affiliates are trying to hope they're distributing blankets sleeping mats water and medical supplies but the surge of violence in southern ethiopia could fuel similar disputes in other regions the violence could undermine the new prime minister sweeping reforms to ease tensions among the groups in a population of one hundred million cultured or gian al jazeera. in the democratic republic of congo the opposition leader. has been told that he can't compete in the upcoming presidential election the election commission says it's rejected his application because he's being convicted by the international criminal court. is
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seen as a possible front runner for the job he returned home to take part in the very tough to serving a decade in prison for war crimes he can appeal against the decision ahead of december election. south political uncertainty hangs over zimbabwe as the country prepares for the inauguration of m. is imminent as the next president the main opposition candidate has rejected friday's cool trooping that confirmed when i gather as a new leader but it's not just politics it's on people's minds but also president menem that was legacy under the former president robert mugabe at least twenty thousand people were killed by the army when he was the state security minister in the one nine hundred eighty s. al-jazeera is malcolm weapons been speaking. some of the survivors. it was right here henry cabot says soldiers abducted him and tied him up he was in one thousand nine hundred eighty three zimbabwe's government said it was fighting
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a rebellion here in a matter barely land region henry says even though he was nothing to do with it he was taken to a concentration camp and tortured for three weeks he saw prisoners died daily from their injuries their bodies burned in a pit. been there thirty five years on it's still hard to tell the story he says he narrowly survived when soldiers tried to execute him in a forest and left him for dead the political year. when robert mugabe sent the army to matabele land in the one nine hundred eighty s. investigators say at least twenty thousand people were killed many in the region say the massacres were to suppress the support base of political his.


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