Thousands of Chin families, men, women and children have fled to India, Bangladesh Thailand and Malaysia and other countries to escape political suppression, forced labour, religious persecution and other forms of human rights violations. It is estimated that at least 60,000 Chin refugees are living in India while about 10,000 thousands more live in Malaysia. Several thousands sought refuge in other countries.
As the security and humanitarian conditions of Chin refugees from Burma in neighboring countries, especially in India and Malaysia is worsening, one of the CHRO’s main activities is protection, empowerment and providing emergency humanitarian assistance to Chin refugees. The following are some of the CHRO activities on refugee concern
Each block of villages in Paletwa area, Southern Chin State, were forced to supply wood of 75 cubic feet per block. The defaulter Hemapi block had to pay the fine of Ks. 60000 to Major Zaw Tun, the battalion commander of Sinletwa. The Battalion, Light Infantry Battalion LIB 538, issued an order that each of the 18 blocks in the surrounding area must saw the wood and send to him.