This web project explores the long persecution of the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar through graphics, videos, key quotes, and current news. More than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims, including about 20,000 pregnant women, fled Myanmar’s Rakhine state last August in the wake of a military counter-offensive. The exodus put a huge strain on impoverished Bangladesh, which is struggling to provide housing and health care for Rohingya, many of whom escaped with little more than the clothes on their back.

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Alhurra debuts a new documentary on opioid crisis in the Middle East

Opioid Crisis in the Middle East highlights the detrimental consequences of the use of opium, stimulants and marijuana in Middle Eastern societies grappling with a intensifying drug problems—increased use, spread of drug-related diseases, and growing linkages between drug production and smuggling and violent conflict and terrorism.

VOA Mandarin College Road Trip

VOA’s Mandarin Service gave Chinese students a unique window into life at U.S. colleges. Chinese students from 31 different campuses across the country share their experiences.

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VOA documentary: ‘Boko Haram; Journey From Evil’

A new Voice of America documentary delivers an unprecedented examination of the terror group Boko Haram and the people who are fighting back. Mostly known in the West for its abduction and continued captivity of young school girls, the group has terrorized and killed Nigerians for more than a decade.

Last Dance of Kocho

The Last Dance of Kocho is a compelling short film recounting the harrowing experience of ethnic Yazidi families who were attacked by Islamic State militants, leaving scores dead or kidnapped, and families torn apart. The film is unique in that captures the pain and stories of the girls and families through watercolors painted by VOA Kurdish journalist Lukman Ahmad.