Sohini Chatterjee

Photoblog: The Crisis Goes Deeper For Rohingya Women And Children

I looked at women in the Rohingya community, and their children, to understand how their lives have been distorted beyond recognition by displacement. This is important in the light of the often uncritical accounts of refugees that are brought about, which pay very little attention to the differentiated lived experiences of men and women. Being gender blind in this regard serves to homogenize the narratives of a community which is hardly uniform in terms of how they experience conflict, displacement and migration.

Why We Don't Feel For The Rohingya And Why We Should

Many Indians probably do not feel much sympathy for Rohingya Muslims, shunted out of their homes in Myanmar and turned away at border after border. Newly assertive in our nationhood, we are voicing concerns about illegal Bangladeshi immigrants seeping in through our porous borders. We are - if the increasingly voluble political rhetoric and acrimonious inter-faith clashes in our country are any bellwether - worried about religious extremism and Islamic radicalisation.

Is The World Ready For Climate Migrants?

In the backdrop of the increasing frequency and severity of natural disasters, climate change is expected to expose millions to large-scale displacement and forced migration. There is a growing consensus that climate migrants should be considered within the framework of international laws.
Aarabu Ahmad Sultan

In Jammu Winter, Rohingya Refugees Left Out In The Cold

After facing persecution in the Buddhist-majority state of Myanmar, around 6,000 refugees--often referred to as the "people of nowhere"--have settled in Jammu. When the weather allows, they work on construction sites, collect scrap, and sell vegetables and fruits to make ends meet for their families. In winter, though, the refugees face severe unemployment, making life even harder.