Sunday, 17 November 2019

Sabah's Invisible Children

 
When security forces roll into town, people run in all directions, desperate to escape. In their haste, they knock over trays of fish for sale at the local market.
It is another raid by authorities seeking to flush out hundreds of thousands of illegal migrants in the Malaysian state of Sabah.
 
Hiding in the shadows are tiny figures, the children of migrants who are growing up stateless. Born in Malaysia but citizens of no country, they cannot access public schools or healthcare.
 
They are at constant risk of being detained and deported. With their families struggling to earn enough to feed them, some resort to sniffing glue to stave off hunger. 
 
101 East enters the world of Sabah's invisible children.
 
This film won a 2015 Human Rights Press Award.
 
Sabah's stateless children grow up without education, healthcare and in constant fear of authorities. Join the @AJ101East conversation on Twitter.
Published on Apr 30, 2015

Hiding in the shadows of the Malaysian state of Sabah, are tiny figures, the children of migrants who are growing up stateless. Born in Malaysia but citizens of no country, they spend their lives on the run from authorities.
101 East enters the world of Sabah's invisible children.


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    • 2015
  • Episode

    • 13
  • Release date

    • 4/29/15
  • Running time

    • 26:01
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    • Standard YouTube License
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