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In Loving Memory | Gary Kilgallen

In Loving Memory | Gary Kilgallen

Rohingya Action Ireland is extremely saddened to hear the news of Gary Kilgallen’s passing on April 9. Gary was a life-long campaigner of human rights, peace, justice and accountability. His decades of activism had brought human rights abuses across the world into the spotlight. Through Burma Action Ireland, Gary had spent over twenty years lobbying and campaigning for democracy and…

Henna Parlour for Rohingya Refugee Children Education

Henna Parlour for Rohingya Refugee Children Education

Rohingya girls and women from Rohingya Action Ireland opened a henna tattooing parlour  to raise fund for the education of Rohingya children in refugee camps in Bangladesh. The parlour session which lasted for six hours at Fairgreen Shopping Centre on March 26, has brought many people of diverse backgrounds from Carlow, aided with the wonderful warm weather. Rohingya girls and…

Joint statement on Myanmar UN Security Council open briefing

Joint statement on Myanmar UN Security Council open briefing

Joint statement on Myanmar UN Security Council open briefing  New York, 24 January 2022  We, the undersigned 286 organizations stress the need, at an absolute minimum, to convene an open meeting of the UN Security Council to address the deteriorating humanitarian situation and urgent civilian protection concerns in Myanmar as a matter of extreme urgency. As we approach one year since the…

Civil Society organizations reject UN Special Envoy’s proposal of “power sharing”

Civil Society organizations reject UN Special Envoy’s proposal of “power sharing”

Civil Society organizations reject UN Special Envoy’s proposal of “power sharing” Raise alarm at her misinterpretation that the “military are in control” 247 civil society organizations reject UN Special Envoy, Dr Noeleen Heyzer’s proposal that those defying the military must negotiate a power sharing as a solution to the current political, human rights and humanitarian crisis created by the terrorist military junta.…

Irish Government needs to use its influence to exercise pressure on Bangladesh to reverse disastrous decision of closure of community schools for Rohingya refugee children

Irish Government needs to use its influence to exercise pressure on Bangladesh to reverse disastrous decision of closure of community schools for Rohingya refugee children

Irish Government needs to use its influence to exercise pressure on Bangladesh to reverse disastrous decision of closure of community schools for Rohingya refugee children By Anthony Hannon On International Day of Education, spare a thought for the Rohingya community living in refugee camps and the decision by the Bangladesh government, in December 2021, to close community schools. Unless this…

Rohingya Action Ireland urges Ireland to use its seat on the security council to pressurise UN member states to monitor the actions of the Myanmar military

Rohingya Action Ireland urges Ireland to use its seat on the security council to pressurise UN member states to monitor the actions of the Myanmar military

Rohingya Action Ireland urges Ireland to use its seat on the security council to pressurise UN member states to monitor the actions of the Myanmar military   Press Release   The latest coup from the Myanmar military indicates yet another abuse of power. Seizing power by force and arresting elected leaders is a threat to democracy.   The coup has…

VISUAL Carlow, a centre for visualisation of Rohingya Plight

VISUAL Carlow, a centre for visualisation of Rohingya Plight

On November 25, VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art & George Bernard Shaw Theatre concluded “The Stateless” – the archival exhibition documenting the journey of the Rohingya community in Ireland, the ongoing persecutions of Rohingya in Myanmar and the plight of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. The exhibition launched on September 21 as a part of the winter project, was not the…