Burma Bombing Drives Christian, Ethnic Kachin Civilians from Their Homes
The Burma (Myanmar) military in April bombed predominantly Christian, ethnic Kachin civilians and restricted aid to displaced villagers trapped in the wilds, sources said.
Burma government forces fired artillery and dropped bombs on Awng Lawt village in mid-April near the northern town of Tanai, Kachin state, sending 2,000 villagers fleeing their homes, according to local Christian leaders. Sin Gau, a member of Kachin Baptist Convention, told Morning Star News the Burma army also bombed bases of the rebel Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and civilians in nearby villages.
â€śFighting continues in Tanai region â€“ villagers are fleeing,â€ť Sin Gau said. â€śSome arrived in Myitkyina [capital of Kachin state], but some are trapped. Some are missing. We lost contact with them. We donâ€™t hear anything about them.â€ť...
Christian refugees from Myanmar are going to have a harder time getting to the United Statesâť—
Patrick Winn wrote: ...Thanks to the work of seafaring, 19th-century American missionaries, Myanmarâ€™s refugees are largely baptist â€” a faith that, in America at least, is strongly aligned with Trump.
But that wonâ€™t spare them from Trumpâ€™s policies. The president plans to wipe out 65,000 available slots this year for refugees â€” a broadside that will hurt asylum-seekers from Myanmar to Iraq to the Democratic Republic of the Congo....
--[URL=http://tinyurl.com/ycrvjgfb]]]http://tinyurl.com/ycrvjgfb (The biggest group of current refugees in the US? Christians from Myanmar.)[/URL]
The policies of Presidents Obama and Trump have been hard on the Christians in Myanmar.
Yes, Adriel, the Burmese military needs to be stoppedâť—