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Myanmar refugees


Mizoram government issues identity cards to Myanmar refugees

April 11, 2022 10:15 pm

“These are temporary identity cards that include their name, age, place of origin and their current residence. We have issued the cards for the safety of the refugees as well as easier identification,” said Mizoram Home Minister Lalchamliana.

Mizoram extends Covid-19 vaccination to Myanmar refugees

November 14, 2021 7:36 am

According to official state government records, there are at least 14,254 refugees across 11 districts of Mizoram as of November 12.

Thousands flee Myanmar for India amid fears of a growing refugee crisis

October 20, 2021 8:55 am

The Tatmadaw, as the Myanmar military is known, has targeted areas that are home to thousands of armed civilians who call themselves the People’s Defense Force.

A law student, a 93-yr-old refugee, and a Covid centre bond

May 09, 2021 8:25 am

To 24-year-old C T Ramnunmawii Parte, the 93-year-old refugee from Myanmar she nursed for 10 days is now “pi-pi (grandmother in Mizo)”. For “pi-pi”, who doesn’t want to be named because of her uncertain status, Parte is “an angel that god sent to me”.

Manipur HC orders safe passage to seven Myanmar nationals to approach UNHCR

May 03, 2021 10:02 pm

“They fled the country of their origin under imminent threat to their lives and liberty. In such a situation, insisting that they first answer for admitted violations of our domestic laws...would be palpably inhuman,” the bench observed.

In halls, safehouses, Myanmar nationals pray India does not send them back: ‘will be killed’

March 31, 2021 8:32 am

The country has erupted in protests since Myanmar’s elected government was deposed on February 1 with Saturday being the deadliest day with 90 killed.

Change policy on Myanmar refugees: Mizo MP in Rajya Sabha

March 17, 2021 4:11 am

The MP made a plea to the MHA to allow them to enter the country as they were fleeing in distress, and “sending them back would mean killing them”.

Armed Myanmar group seeks asylum for 40 families in India; Mizoram alert

February 11, 2021 8:31 am

Champai shares a porous border with Myanmar’s Chin State. The Mizo and the Chin communities share similar ethnic roots, inter-marriages too occur between them, a government official said.

Despite Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi's claims, violence against Rohingya continues

September 23, 2017 3:11 pm

Unrest prevailed in the Rakhine state of Myanmar even on Friday; a bomb was detonated near a mosque, despite government leader Aung San Suu Kyi appealing for peace and stability.

Myanmar says aid access to conflict area not blocked but security an issue

September 15, 2017 3:29 pm

Myanmar's minister of social welfare, relief and resettlement, Win Myat Aye, said that for the time being, no independent foreign aid groups were getting access to the conflict area, but he declined to say if they were being blocked.