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Documenting the lives of refugees in Delhi

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Documentary video made by Burmese refugees in Delhi to show their situation to the world
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Documenting the lives of refugees in Delhi

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  • Earlier film produced through a microproject


Burmese refugees and asylum seekers in Delhi are confronted with many difficulties ranging from unemployment, difficult access to education to inadequate health care and challenges with local integration. The project aims to capture these issues through a documentary video created by the Chin Refugee Committee. The video aims to highlight the situation of the Burmese refugees in India since very little attention has been given to this group so far in the international community.                                            

You can contribute to the making of the documentary film including costs for filming, editing, and logistical arrangements such as the transportation of the film crew.

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Name of Organization Chin Refugee Committee
About the Organisation

Chin Refugee Committee Delhi was established in January 1996 by the Chin people who had fled from persecution in Burma. Since then, CRC has worked to address the problems Chin refugees and asylum seekers face in India.

CRC is a community based organization run by 22 members, each representing the different Chin communities of Delhi. The organization aims to look into the affairs of the Chin community and provide relief and assistance in regards to health, education and development of the Chin refugees in Delhi.

CRC also endeavors to bring international attention to the situation of the Chin refugees as well as advocating with the UNHCR for legal and financial assistance for refugees.

Total Costs INR 15,000 (approx. CZK 5,500 / EUR 215 / USD 275)
Amount for sponsorship CZK 5,500
Total Number of Shares 11
Location West Delhi
Timeframe April - September 2013
Progress Update

CRC is collecting materials for the video. Interviews were completed with several Burmese refugee families, the CRC Chairman or the Head of UNHCR Mission in India.

You can see one of the interviews with UNHCR Country Representative in India here

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