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Thursday, June 14, 2012

What happens when wars breakout on an over-crowded planet? Millions could die as refugees

Blogman's Notes: Although the claim that the whole planet is overcrowded is a myth, the Indian subcontinent and parts of Asia certainly are very crowded where even a slight shock to the delicate balance between humans and available resources, such as through war or other disasters, could lead to millions and tens of millions dying in a short period of time. Such shocks are coming more and more frequently, and are of greater magnitude, so look for this observation to become a reality in the near future. ___________________________________________________________

June 13, 2012 – BANGLADESH Bangladesh has rebuffed pleas from the United Nations and other groups to allow in Rohingya Muslims displaced by sectarian clashes in Myanmar, continuing to turn away their boats at its borders. “It is not in our interest that new refugees come from Myanmar,” Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Dipu Moni told reporters in Dhaka, the capital, on Tuesday. Border guards “foiled two separate attempts of Rohingyas to enter” Bangladesh on Wednesday, the national news agency reported, sending 70 people back to Myanmar. About 1,500 Rohingya fleeing Myanmar in boats have been turned back since the weekend, when clashes broke out with the majority Rakhine Buddhist population, theAssociated Press reported. “It is not in our interest that new refugees come from Myanmar,” Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dipu Moni told reporters in Dhaka on Tuesday. She reiterated that position Wednesday, the national news agency said. The United Nations’ refugee agency has called on Bangladesh to provide a haven for people fleeing the fighting in coastal Rakhine state, where rival mobs of Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims have burned homes and at least a dozen people have died. The violence in western Myanmar erupted after the lynching of 10 Muslims in retaliation for the rape and murder of a Buddhist girl, allegedly at the hands of three Muslims. 

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