20 July 2002 |

Profile of Internal Displacement: Myanmar (Burma)

Civilians in Burma have become internally displaced mainly as a result of the intensified efforts by the military rulers since the late 1980s to control areas populated by ethnic minority groups. It has affected the border areas in the east and in particular the Karen, Karenni, Shan and Mon ethnic groups, but the muslim Rohingya people and other minority groups in border areas towards Bangladesh and India have also become victims of the military campaign (MSF, March 2002).



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