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Kisah Pengungsi Myanmar yang Hidup di Tengah Kesengsaraan

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Kamis, 07 Apr 2022 21:15 WIB

Thailand - Pengungsi Myanmar tinggal di tepi sungai di perbatasan Thailand. Dipenuhi nyamuk, kekurangan bahan makanan dan air bersih. Akses bantuan asing dihalangi. Sedih.

Displaced people from Myanmar live in makeshift tents along the Thai side of the Moei River in Mae Sot, Thailand on Feb. 7, 2022. Thailand has sent thousands of people fleeing escalating violence by Myanmar’s military back home despite the risk to their lives, and despite international refugee laws that forbid the return of people to countries where their lives may be in danger. They are now living in limbo, forced to ricochet between both sides of the river dividing the two countries as the fighting in their home villages rages and briefly recedes. (AP Photo)

Ratusan pengungsi Myanmar kini hidup di tengah rumput tinggi tepi sungai di perbatasan Thailand. Mereka terjebak di antara negara yang tidak menginginkan mereka dan negara yang militernya bisa membunuh mereka.  

Displaced people from Myanmar live in makeshift tents along the Thai side of the Moei River in Mae Sot, Thailand on Feb. 7, 2022. Thailand has sent thousands of people fleeing escalating violence by Myanmar’s military back home despite the risk to their lives, and despite international refugee laws that forbid the return of people to countries where their lives may be in danger. They are now living in limbo, forced to ricochet between both sides of the river dividing the two countries as the fighting in their home villages rages and briefly recedes. (AP Photo)

Diketahui ribuan orang melarikan diri dari kekerasan yang meningkat setelah pengambilalihan militer di Myanmar. Mereka meninggalkan negaranya ke negara tetangga Thailand untuk mendapatkan keamanan. Nahas, Thailand tidak bisa memberikan kepastian dan keamanan.  

Displaced people from Myanmar live in makeshift tents along the Thai side of the Moei River in Mae Sot, Thailand on Feb. 7, 2022. Thailand has sent thousands of people fleeing escalating violence by Myanmar’s military back home despite the risk to their lives, and despite international refugee laws that forbid the return of people to countries where their lives may be in danger. They are now living in limbo, forced to ricochet between both sides of the river dividing the two countries as the fighting in their home villages rages and briefly recedes. (AP Photo)

Otoritas Thailand memerintahkan para pengungsi untuk kembali ke Myanmar.  

Displaced people from Myanmar live in makeshift tents along the Thai side of the Moei River in Mae Sot, Thailand on Feb. 7, 2022. Thailand has sent thousands of people fleeing escalating violence by Myanmar’s military back home despite the risk to their lives, and despite international refugee laws that forbid the return of people to countries where their lives may be in danger. They are now living in limbo, forced to ricochet between both sides of the river dividing the two countries as the fighting in their home villages rages and briefly recedes. (AP Photo)

Meskipun undang-undang pengungsi internasional melarang kembalinya orang ke negara-negara di mana kehidupan mereka mungkin dalam bahaya, Thailand tetap meminta ribuan orang yang melarikan diri dari kekerasan oleh militer Myanmar kembali ke rumah.  

Displaced people from Myanmar live in makeshift tents along the Thai side of the Moei River in Mae Sot, Thailand on Feb. 7, 2022. Thailand has sent thousands of people fleeing escalating violence by Myanmar’s military back home despite the risk to their lives, and despite international refugee laws that forbid the return of people to countries where their lives may be in danger. They are now living in limbo, forced to ricochet between both sides of the river dividing the two countries as the fighting in their home villages rages and briefly recedes. (AP Photo)

Sejak pengambilalihan tahun lalu, militer Myanmar telah membunuh lebih dari 1.700 orang, menangkap lebih dari 13.000 dan secara sistematis menyiksa anak-anak, perempuan dan laki-laki.  

Displaced people from Myanmar live in makeshift tents along the Thai side of the Moei River in Mae Sot, Thailand on Feb. 7, 2022. Thailand has sent thousands of people fleeing escalating violence by Myanmar’s military back home despite the risk to their lives, and despite international refugee laws that forbid the return of people to countries where their lives may be in danger. They are now living in limbo, forced to ricochet between both sides of the river dividing the two countries as the fighting in their home villages rages and briefly recedes. (AP Photo)

Otoritas Thailand mengatakan situasi di sisi perbatasan Myanmar telah membaik sehingga pihak berwenang Thailand memfasilitasi pemulangan sukarela ke sisi Myanmar.  

This photo shows shacks in Mae Sot, Thailand on Feb. 7, 2022, where donated items are taken for displaced Myanmar people to come and take before going back to the river bank, where they are staying. Displaced Myanmar people walk 30 minutes from their hiding places along the river bank to the house as they are not permitted to stay in the village. (AP Photo)

Kendati demikian para pengungsi tidak ingin kembali ke negaranya yang penuh resiko. Mereka bersikeras ingin tetap tinggal di tepi sungai di perbatasan Thailand meskipun suram dan menakutkan.

Displaced people from Myanmar live in makeshift tents along the Thai side of the Moei River in Mae Sot, Thailand on Feb. 7, 2022. Thailand has sent thousands of people fleeing escalating violence by Myanmar’s military back home despite the risk to their lives, and despite international refugee laws that forbid the return of people to countries where their lives may be in danger. They are now living in limbo, forced to ricochet between both sides of the river dividing the two countries as the fighting in their home villages rages and briefly recedes. (AP Photo)

Para pengungsi ini harus menyeberangi perbatasan untuk mengumpulkan makanan yang disumbangkan dan air kemasan. Lalu membawanya kembali ke sisi sungai.

Displaced people from Myanmar live in makeshift tents along the Thai side of the Moei River in Mae Sot, Thailand on Feb. 7, 2022. Thailand has sent thousands of people fleeing escalating violence by Myanmar’s military back home despite the risk to their lives, and despite international refugee laws that forbid the return of people to countries where their lives may be in danger. They are now living in limbo, forced to ricochet between both sides of the river dividing the two countries as the fighting in their home villages rages and briefly recedes. (AP Photo)

Di sisi sungai Thailand, tenda para pengungsi hampir tidak memberikan perlindungan dari terik matahari, nyamuk, dan hujan.

Displaced people from Myanmar live in makeshift tents along the Thai side of the Moei River in Mae Sot, Thailand on Feb. 7, 2022. Thailand has sent thousands of people fleeing escalating violence by Myanmar’s military back home despite the risk to their lives, and despite international refugee laws that forbid the return of people to countries where their lives may be in danger. They are now living in limbo, forced to ricochet between both sides of the river dividing the two countries as the fighting in their home villages rages and briefly recedes. (AP Photo)

Makanan dan persediaan lainnya terhitung langka. Sebab, pihak berwenang Thailand menolak bantuan internasional mengakses para pengungsi.

Displaced people from Myanmar live in makeshift tents along the Thai side of the Moei River in Mae Sot, Thailand on Feb. 7, 2022. Thailand has sent thousands of people fleeing escalating violence by Myanmar’s military back home despite the risk to their lives, and despite international refugee laws that forbid the return of people to countries where their lives may be in danger. They are now living in limbo, forced to ricochet between both sides of the river dividing the two countries as the fighting in their home villages rages and briefly recedes. (AP Photo)

Militer Thailand bahkan tidak mau mengakui keberadaan pengungsi Myanmar di negaranya. Thailand tidak ingin membuat marah para pemimpin militer Myanmar karena menampung pengungsi.

Kisah Pengungsi Myanmar yang Hidup di Tengah Kesengsaraan
Kisah Pengungsi Myanmar yang Hidup di Tengah Kesengsaraan
Kisah Pengungsi Myanmar yang Hidup di Tengah Kesengsaraan
Kisah Pengungsi Myanmar yang Hidup di Tengah Kesengsaraan
Kisah Pengungsi Myanmar yang Hidup di Tengah Kesengsaraan
Kisah Pengungsi Myanmar yang Hidup di Tengah Kesengsaraan
Kisah Pengungsi Myanmar yang Hidup di Tengah Kesengsaraan
Kisah Pengungsi Myanmar yang Hidup di Tengah Kesengsaraan
Kisah Pengungsi Myanmar yang Hidup di Tengah Kesengsaraan
Kisah Pengungsi Myanmar yang Hidup di Tengah Kesengsaraan
Kisah Pengungsi Myanmar yang Hidup di Tengah Kesengsaraan