“Burmese” Refugee Populations in the News

Burma BBC Minority Map

Map of Ethnic Minority groups living in Burma. Image credit: BBC

We all get lazy when referring to Chin, Rohingya, Karen and other minority populations from Myanmar as “Burmese”.  They are very different.

Three recent media resources highlight those differences and will add depth to your appreciation of the diverse cultures and experiences these clients contribute.

Click on each of the three ethnic groups to read more about each.

Rohingya – a recent article from Nicholas Kristof in the New York Times

Kachin – a photo essay I found on Anthony Bourdain’s blog

Chin – Chin living in a remote Indian state from Steven Rubin, a photographer currently exhibiting his work here at The Lutheran Center.


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