Episode 52: Will Chin refugees be forced to return?

In June, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees said it would begin phasing out refugee status of Chin people from Myanmar, a move that has been heavily criticized.

This week, Doh Athan speaks to Chin communities, both inside and outside Myanmar, who have raised issues about the decision, including concerns about their safety and security and a lack of job opportunities if they do return.

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