Category Burma

Cutting Borders – Ethnic Tensions and Burmese Refugees

Ethnic tensions and xenophobia follow Burmese refugees across borders. Despite independence in 1948, Burma has been plagued by problems since the military junta took state control in 1962. Power struggles, conflict, occupation, resource extraction and ethnic tensions have all incited Burma’s displacement issue. While exact numbers are unknown, estimates are in the region of 1 […]

The world looks on silently again

This week a youtube link popped up in my facebook inbox with the very commanding and affecting title of ‘They will kill us all, please help us’. This dramatic cry is the voice of the Rohingya, a Muslim people who live in the Arakan region of Burma. The Rohingya have been the subject of international […]