The plights of forgotten Chin people under the military coup in Myanmar

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Abstract

This article discussed how the military coup in Myanmar exacerbated poverty and the humanitarian crisis among the Chin people. For many years, Chin State was known as Myanmar's poorest state, with more than half of the population living below the national poverty line. Over 20% of the Chin population was displaced due to the military coup in 2021, leaving them without access to basic food and medicine. This study argues that an immediate international response is required to halt the military's ongoing human rights violations and prevent unnecessary human catastrophes.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationBetter Engagement Between East & Southeast Asia
Publication statusPublished - 2 May 2022

Keywords

  • IDP
  • Myanmar
  • Refugees
  • Southeast Asia

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