Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI
Headline: ASIA/MYANMAR – Cardinal Bo: need to include migrants and displaced persons in the response to the Covid-19 crisis
Yangon – Migrants and displaced people in Myanmar and throughout Asia face increasingly difficult situations: “They are often on the run, crowded together, and with inadequate health care”, said Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, Archbishop of Yangon and president of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences . Conflicts remain the main cause of forced migration in Asia, he noted in a message sent to Agenzia Fides, adding that “in Myanmar, war is still displacing tens of thousands of people who are now starving in the Rakhine and Chin States”. The Cardinal launched an appeal, hoping that “any conflict that causes suffering of the people must be resolved through dialogue and a constructive search for peace”.