Burma’s government expresses concern that a US State Department decision to downgrade the country’s status in an annual report on human trafficking could hamper bilateral relations.
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Thailand has been preparing to send off a group of Rohingya Muslims who were victims of human trafficking to various countries, including the United States.
The U.S. has decided to keep Thailand on its list of worst human trafficking centres for another year, despite government efforts to stop the trade.
Deep in southern Bangladesh in a sweltering camp of mud houses where Rohingya Muslims from Burma are sheltered, there is fear rising that they have to move again, 22 years after they crossed the river or sped through the forests.
On this special episode of DVB Debate, the panel discusses Burma’s role in the regional migrant crisis.
Rohingya migrants at an IDP camp in Burma speak of their failed attempt to flee the country to escape poverty and persecution.
More than 500 migrants, thought to be Rohingya refugees and Bangladeshis, were rescued from boats off the coast of Indonesia’s northern Aceh province on Sunday, 10 May and given temporary shelter at a mosque in the town of Seunuddon.