ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
Myanmar produces refugees
By David Swartzemtruber
Out of the total number of refugees from Myanmar, there are an estimated 200,000 unregistered in Bangladesh, according to the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHRC)'s report on global trend of refugees 2010.
As of the end of 2010, Thailand is sheltering 96,675 refugees, mostly from Burma and the UN is discussing with Thai authorities a plan to verify about 540,000 stateless persons in the country, the UN report said.
UNHCR's 2010 Global Trends report showed that many of the world's poorest countries are hosting huge refugee populations, both in absolute terms and in relation to the size of their economies. The report underlines the impact that Myanmar has on neighboring countries, especially Thailand and the need for Myanmar to move farther along the road to democracy by helping its people rather than enslaving them.
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