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From Diplomat Artist Buzz: Says Diplomat Artist & UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Orlando Bloom – “Now, after surviving some of the most terrifying experiences life could possibly throw at them, all they want is to get back to the safety and routine of school and plan for their futures.” — Read MORE —


From Diplomat Artist Buzz: It is worth reminding that underlying the plight of refugees is in too many cases a disregard or worse of the human rights of those who flee. –MORE–

Does Any Celebrity Amplify Cry of Rohingya?
Matt Dillon’s stepping into the vacuum is more than ever welcome as means to bring more attention to the desperate plight of the Rohingya, but also to emphasize that human rights are for all & a concern for all of us as global citizens when others are abused, especially with apparent impunity.

“There have been frequent reports of mistreatment, abuse, rape and torture and the increasingly cruel measures being adopted by smuggling rings seem to account for the increase in deaths at sea,” UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler told journalists at a Geneva briefing today.

Some Rohingya Muslims who have reached Thailand speak of being taken to smugglers’ camps in the jungles or hills near Thailand-Malaysia border kept for months in overcrowded camps & sometimes even cages until families could pay for their release, according to UNHCR.

For Myanmar Muslim Minority, No Escape from Brutality

For Myanmar Muslim Minority, No Escape from Brutality – Saturday, NY Times
No, this is not a holding pen for pigs but camp used by traffickers for Rohingya fleeing by boat – Thailand is the way station where the Rohingya, denied citizenship in Myanmar by national law, arrive on fishing boats.

New UN-led Anti-trafficking Campaign to Help Raise Tourists' Awareness

As global citizens w/ over 1 Billion travelling world yearly, new campaign is supported by 2 major tourism companies — Marriott Intl & Sabre holdings, to combat trafficking in persons, wildlife, cultural artifacts & illegal drugs.

Key UN Body Can Now Hear Complaint from Children Whose RIghts Have Been Violated

UNICEF noted Convention is particularly vital for children most vulnerable to human rights violations, especially those excluded & marginalized such as children with disabilities, and from indigenous or minority families.

Slavery in the 21st Century?

SLAVERY in 21st century alive & flourishing – 11 million women around the world in domestic servitude, sex trafficking – women & men migrants unable to escape bondage – & worst of all, CHILDREN exploited in child labour in unsafe working conditions depriving them of education & a future.