THE NUM­BERS: Refugees and dis­placed peo­ple

Mizzima Business Weekly - - CONTENTS -


The UNHCR es­ti­mates that there are 587,000 IDPs in Myan­mar, how­ever the IDMC es­ti­mates that there were 643,000 IDPs due to con­flict and vi­o­lence in Myan­mar as of July 2014. Re­cent fight­ing would in­di­cate more peo­ple will have fled their homes.


Cur­rently there are 102,251 refugees liv­ing in 9 refugee camps in Thai­land (as of April 2017). Most refugees are eth­nic mi­nori­ties from Myan­mar, mainly Karen and Karenni, who live in nine camps in four prov­inces along the Thai-Myan­mar bor­der.


The ma­jor­ity of the Ro­hingya refugees are un­reg­is­tered, with only 32 thou­sand refugees reg­is­ter­ing them­selves with UNHCR and the gov­ern­ment of Bangladesh. An es­ti­mated 200,000 plus refuges are liv­ing un­reg­is­tered in Bangladesh. Be­tween Oc­to­ber and Novem­ber 2016, about 65,000 Ro­hingya refugees ar­rived from Myan­mar.


As of the end of April, 150,662 refugees and asy­lum seek­ers were reg­is­tered with UNHCR, while tens of thou­sands more were still un­recog­nised. It is un­clear how many of th­ese refugees come from Myan­mar.

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