COUNTY CARLOW was asked to take into their community, 16 Rohingya families (78 persons) from Burma/Myanmar who have been living in camps in Bangladesh under the protection of the UNHCR, as part of the UNHCR Resettlement Programme. Nationally the process is being managed by the Office of the Minister for Integration of the Department of […]

Rohingya Men and Women’s Group Art Project

Carlow, Ireland: The Rohingya community, originally from Burma, were resettled in Carlow in June 2009 as part of the UNHCR (United Nations high commissioner for refugees) resettlement programme. The community lived in refugee camps in Bangladesh from the early 1991’s.   The Rohingyas number approximately 1.5 million and have endured continued persecution and ethnic cleansing […]

Rohingya tell their story a fascinating exhibition in Visua

By Mairead Wilmot The Rohingya art exhibition in the Visual arts centre   Their journey ended in June 2009 when they arrived in carlow. After years of living in Bangladesh refugee camp, members of the Rohingya community were resettled in the town as part of a United Nations refugee programme.   They have told their […]