Desperate Burmese refugees flee to Thailand and India to escape crisis

Desperate Burmese refugees flee to Thailand and India to escape crisisApril 3, 2021

Tensions rise on borders as thousands seek safe haven from military crackdown

Myanmar’s escalating crisis is spilling across its borders, as thousands of refugees seek safe haven in India and Thailand in the wake of the military coup and bloody crackdowns on anti-coup protesters.

Authorities in both countries have tried to block new arrivals, fearing that a steady flow may become a flood, if unrest spreading through Myanmar worsens. A top UN official warned last week that the country is “on the verge of spiralling into a failed state” if action is not taken soon to stem the bloodshed.

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