Russia in Asia
Was she really beauty?
Asia. India. Temples of Khajuraho, decorated with exotic sculptures
Trans-Siberian railway. Travel
Travel to Kamchatka.
Russia in Asia. Travel to Altai: Mountains, Places of Power
SE Asia. Myanmar (Burma). The 2015 Rohingya refugee crisis
Rohingya refugees walk towards Bangladesh after crossing the Bangladesh-Burma
border in Teknaf, Bangladesh, September 1, 2017.
© 2017 Mohammad Ponir Hossain / Reuters
Rohingya refugee crisis 2015
The Rohingya people are a Muslim minority
group residing in the Rakhine state, formerly known as Arakan.
Rohingya Muslims are considered “stateless entities”, as the
Myanmar government has been refusing to recognise them as one of
the ethnic groups of the country. For this reason, the Rohingya
people lack legal protection from the Government of Myanmar, are
regarded as mere refugees from Bangladesh, and face strong
hostility in Myanmar. The Rohingya often described as one of the
most persecuted people on planet. To escape the dire situation
in Myanmar, the Rohingya try to illegally enter SE Asian
countries, asking for humanitarian support from potential host
On 24 May 2015, police of Malaysia discovered 139
suspected graves in a series of abandoned camps used by human
traffickers on the border with Thailand where the Rohingya
people fleeing Myanmar were believed to have been held.
The 2015 Rohingya refugee crisis refers to the mass migration of
thousands of Rohingya Muslims from Burma (Myanmar) and
Bangladesh in 2015, often collectively dubbed "boat people".
Nearly all who fled traveled to Southeast Asian countries
including Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia by rickety boats via
the waters of the Andaman Sea (and the Strait of Malacca).
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees estimates that
25,000 people have been taken to boats from January to March in
2015 by human traffickers. There are claims that, while on their
journey, around 200 people died in Malaysia, 100 in Indonesia
and 10 in Thailand, after the traffickers abandoned them at the
In October 2015, researchers from the International State Crime
Initiative at Queen Mary University of London released a report
drawing on leaked government documents that reveals an
increasing "ghettoisation, sporadic massacres, and restrictions
on movement" on Rohingya Muslims. The researchers suggest that
the Myanmar government are in the final stages of an organised
process of genocide against the Rohingya peoples and have called
upon the international community to redress the situation as
SE Asia. Myanmar (Burma). Photos
Rangoon. Shwedagon Stupa
The Caves. Statues of Buddha
Burma (Myanmar). Ngapaly. The sea
Myanmar (Burma), religion. Photo 1
Myanmar on the map, location
||Map of Myanmar (Burma)
spelled Nay Pyi Taw, formerly known as Kyetpyay, Pyinmana or Kyatpyay,
Pyinmana) is the capital city of Myanmar (Burma). It became the capital
of Burma in 2006, after the government decided to move the capital from
Winter is the best season for Burma holiday - and for holiday in most
countries of SE Asia.
The exception is Vietnam: because of large extent of this country
the weather in Vietnam
is depending on part of the country.
This is an abbreviated version of the article
"Myanmar (Burma). Photos", where-what.net
Best places to travel in February for sun and warm weather
Waar op zonvakantie in februari
Waar op zonvakantie in maart
Waar op zonvakantie in april
Où partir en février
Où partir en mars
Où partir en avril