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More Than 100,000 Chin Living Across the Region: Rights Group

By The Irrawaddy 9 December 2013

An ethnic Chin group has claimed more than 100,000 Chin have fled rights abuses and political instability in Burma, Eleven Media reports. “I think about 70,000 Chin people are staying as refugees in India. And 40-50,000 Chin refugees are living in Malaysia. … There are roughly 500 Chin refugees in Thailand,” the Chin Human Rights Organization’s Lyan Bwe Hsan said at the Chin National Conference last week, according to Eleven Media. “The refugee problem is our Chin people’s main issue. Most of the Chin nationals are going abroad. Due to human right abuses and political insecurity, they [Chin people] are going to foreign countries.”

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