How are Mizos dealing with Burmese refugees fleeing the coup?

They are coming together to help the refugees despite hindrances caused by the Indian government.

ByNL Team
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Over 15,000 people fleeing the February 2021 coup in Myanmar have taken refuge in Mizoram. They have largely been met with warmth and a helping hand in the Northeast Indian state, with a host of NGOs and civil society groups providing food and shelter, despite the Indian government’s refusal to take in and help the refugees for fear it would damage the trade and political deals with the Burmese military junta.

We speak with people who are involved in providing relief to the refugees about why they are doing it and, also, what they make of the Indian government’s response to the influx and plight of the refugees.


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