RECENT NEWS ARTICLES

Please read through these news articles in order to get an even clearer idea on the severity of the Chin Refugee Crisis.

 
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Malaysian police carry out raids against Myanmar refugees

In recent weeks, more than 22,000 Chin refugees have fled the violence by the Myanmar military joining Rohingya refugees already been present in the country. The Malaysian government has condemned the coup in Myanmar, but refugees from that country in Malaysia are more like hostages than welcomed and respected guests.

asianews - 11 November 2021

 
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Forgotten people with no homes or hope

Oct 26, 2021 the Chin Human Rights Organization (CHRO) reported that the Malaysian government had deported 178 Chin refugees and asylum seekers since Feb 1. Among them, 28 had either their refugee status verified or issued by the UNHCR and should have been protected until their refugee status was verified. The report also mentioned that 359 Chin refugees and asylum seekers had been detained. The vast majority of them were held in detention intermittently until a member of the Myanmar Embassy in Kuala Lumpur visited.

Bangkok Post - 11 November 2021

 
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Separated from families, Myanmar refugee women dreams lay shattered in India

The security forces have arrested more than 9,000 civilian protesters. Hundreds of them were set free on Tuesday after the military leader, General Min Aung Hlaing, announced a general amnesty.

The Chin Refugee Committee estimates some 20,000 Myanmar refugees have crossed over into India, which shares 1,600 km of border with the neighbor.

Locals, who share an ethnic and cultural bond with the Chin tribe in the Southeast Asian country, have welcomed them with open arms.

La Prensa Latina - 19 October 2021

 
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Refugees pushed to back of the line amid vaccine shortages

NEW DELHI (AP) — Salimullah, a Rohingya refugee, has been living in the Indian capital of New Delhi since 2013 when he fled violence in Myanmar. Stateless, and now homeless after a fire razed his camp, the 35-year-old lives in a tent with as many as 10 other people at a time.

AP News - 6 August 2021

 
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How India and the UNHCR failed to provide healthcare and vaccination for Chin refugees

Members of the Chin refugee community protest outside the office of the UNHCR, a day ahead of the World Refugee Day, in Delhi, on 19 June 2015. The UNHCR and the Indian government have seemed to have done little to ensure that refugees are vaccinated during the devastating second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Caravan - 7 June 2021

 
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‘A humanitarian disaster in the making’ in Myanmar’s Chin State

People in Mindat protest against the military coup. Many have now fled the town which was placed under martial law [Courtesy of the Chin Human Rights Organization]

Aljazeera - 18 May 2021

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Myanmar Army committing war crimes in Chin state

Mindat, a town of 15,000 inhabitants with a majority Chin population, has been surrounded by the military junta as part of its crackdown against the Chinland Defence Force.

EastMojo - 17 May 2021

 
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Myanmar military take rebel town of Mindat, Chinland

Anti-military activists in the town armed themselves following protests against the February coup. Myanmar's military has entered a small town in western Chin state which took up arms against them three weeks ago.

BBC Asia - 17 of May 2021

 
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Six Myanmar Junta Troops Killed in Chin State Shootout

Six junta soldiers were killed and several wounded during a shootout with civilian resistance forces in the Chin State capital Hakha on Sunday evening.

Chinland Defense Force-Hakha fighters ambushed around 60 regime troops travelling on the Hakha-Falam highway, in the northern part of Hakha, at around 5.30pm on Sunday. The soldiers were in four vehicles and heading as reinforcements to Hakha.

Irrawaddy - 17 May 2021

 
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Myanmar Extends Martial Law to Western State as Unrest Grows

Myanmar military government on Thursday declared martial law in Mindat, in western Chin State, after a police station and a branch of the state-owned Myanma Economic Bank were attacked by an armed group described as “terrorists” by the regime.

Bloomberg - 13 May 2021

 
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The Coup In Myanmar, Through The Eyes Of Indy’s Chin Community

Chin Community of Indiana board president Peter Thawnghmung speaks about the currently unfolding tragedy in his home country.

Indianapolis Monthly - 30 April 2021

 
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Don’t deport us, Myanmar refugees tell countries following military coup

PETALING JAYA: A group representing Chin organisations in Malaysia has urged countries hosting refugees from Myanmar to avoid deporting them as they would likely face persecution and even death.

Free Malaysia Today (FMT) - 5 February 2021

 
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Deporting Chin refugees puts their lives at risk, group tells govt

KUALA LUMPUR: A group representing refugees from the Chin state in Myanmar has reminded the government that deporting refugees puts their lives at risk once they return to their home countries.

Free Malaysia Today (FMT) - 24 November 2020