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Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 21 June 2018

Beyond the Headlines podcast: Rohingya refugees, the neglected humanitarian crisis

Listen to our discussion on the big issues from the region during the past week

Nurij, 65, an exhausted Rohingya refugee woman is carried by fellow villagers to a port after crossing from Myanmar, in Teknaf, Bangladesh, on October 25, 2017. Hannah McKay / Reuters
Nurij, 65, an exhausted Rohingya refugee woman is carried by fellow villagers to a port after crossing from Myanmar, in Teknaf, Bangladesh, on October 25, 2017. Hannah McKay / Reuters

One of the most heinous humanitarian disasters is taking place today, and the world has never been so slow to react.

The Rohingya refugee crisis has seen more than 600,000 members of the Muslim minority flee what has been referred to as “hell on earth” by the UNHCR. We have Fiona MacGregor reporting on the topic and Queen Rania of Jordan’s visit to Bangladeshi camps.

Meanwhile, Oman, one of the oldest countries in the region, has a very young problem. Youth delinquency in the Sultanate is on the rise, and Saleh Al Shaibany reports on how Oman looks to deal with the countries’ concern.

Finally we are joined by John Everington on how Apple is looking to change the world, again.