Monday, May 18, 2015

Refugee crisis from Myanmar overshadowed by Middle East


On Sunday, a local church included in a prayer request a recognition of the plight of refugees from Myanmar, fleeing by sea (Andaman) to Malaysia, and to Thailand.  Reuters has a story here . Malaysia says it has taken in 120,000 refugees.  There are refugees from Bangladesh, too.

The refugee crisis from those fleeing ISIS, including those in the Mediterranean fleeing Libya, has gotten much more attention. 

There is a review of a documentary about Myanmar on the movies blog Dec 23, 2014, and of “The Lady” April 27, 2012. 
  
Wikipedia attribution link for CIA ethnic map of Burma  (1.0 license). 

 

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