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Myanmar Refugee Crisis: Mizoram MP, K Vanlalvena asks center for aid

Mizoram Rajya Sabha MP, K Vanlalvena has requested help from the Center for assisting Myanmar refugees currently taking shelter in Mizoram. Addressing the parliament, Vanlalvena informed that over 15,000 Myanmar

Mizoram Rajya Sabha MP, K Vanlalvena has requested help from the Center for assisting Myanmar refugees currently taking shelter in Mizoram.

Addressing the parliament, Vanlalvena informed that over 15,000 Myanmar nationals are currently taking refuge in different parts of Mizoram following the military coup in Myanmar.

While most of the refugees are camped at 15 relief camps set up jointly by the state government and civil society organisations, some are accommodated by their relatives.

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The Rajya Sabha MP added that the refugees are provided with shelter, food, clothing, utensils, and other requirements by the government, NGOs, churches, political parties, and individuals amidst the Covid-19 pandemic without any assistance from the Centre.

Thousands of refugees from Myanmar specially from the Chin state had crossed over to Mizoram after the Junta recaptured power in the country early this year.

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First Published: 15th December, 2021 13:23 IST

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