VOA Burmese Blog

May 5, 2011

Burma’s Refugees

My colleague, Thar Nyunt Oo and I ( Kaye Lin) went to the US State Department last week where a screening of the HBO award winning documentary, Burma Soldier was held. My colleagues and I have  met and interviewed the protagonist of the film, Myo Myint several times, and he has become a friend of the service.

On this particular event, we went and centered our story around America’s stance the refugee crises in Burma. Watch the videos here:

Myo Myint, the protagonist of the film, Burma Soldier, was a refugee in one of Thailand’s refugee camps. Eric Schwartz, Assistant Secretary of Population, Refugees and Migration says that Burma is one of the countries with the biggest refugee crises in the world. Hundreds of thousands of Burmese seek refuge in its neighobring country, Thailand; and Schwartz says that there are difficulties after repatriation that is not so transparent in the beginning.

English Version:

Burmese Version:

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