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BOAT PEOPLE - THUYỀN NHÂN
Death Tolls and Casualty Statistics Vietnam - Vietnamese Boat People
Vietnam, post-war Communist regime (1975 et seq.): 430 000
• Jacqueline Desbarats and Karl Jackson ("Vietnam 1975-1982: The Cruel Peace", in The Washington Quarterly, Fall 1985) estimated that there had been around 65,000 executions. This number is repeated in the Sept. 1985 Dept. of State Bulletin article on Vietnam.
• Orange County Register (29 April 2001): 1 million sent to camps and 165,000 died.
• Northwest Asian Weekly (5 July 1996): 150,000-175,000 camp prisoners unaccounted for.
• Estimates for the number of Boat People who died:
o Elizabeth Becker (When the War Was Over, 1986) cites the UN High Commissioner on Refugees: 250,000 boat people died at sea; 929,600 reached asylum
o The 20 July 1986 San Diego Union-Tribune cites the UN Refugee Commission: 200,000 to 250,000 boat people had died at sea since 1975.
o The 3 Aug. 1979 Washington Post cites the Australian immigration minister's estimate that 200,000 refugees had died at sea since 1975.
Also: "Some estimates have said that around half of those who set out do not survive."
o The 1991 Information Please Almanac cites unspecified "US Officials" that 100,000 boat people died fleeing Vietnam.
o Encarta estimates that 0.5M fled, and 10-15% died, for a death toll of 50-75,000.
o Nayan Chanda, Brother Enemy (1986): ¼M Chinese refugees in two years, 30,000 to 40,000 of whom died at sea. (These numbers also repeated by Marilyn Young, The Vietnam Wars: 1945-1990 (1991))
o Vietnamese democide: 1,040,000 (1975-87)
Camp Deaths: 95,000
Forced Labor: 48,000
Democides in Cambodia: 460,000
Democides in Laos: 87,000
Vietnamese Boat People: 500,000 deaths (50% not blamed on the Vietnamese goverment)
Vietnamese Boat People fleeing Viet Nam after 1975 through 2005. About 500000 to 600000 boat people perished at sea.
.They encounter pirates and other hardship at sea. Over 50% About 1 Million of them DIED and never made it to shore and died in refugees camps
If life in Vietnam was unbearable, life on the South China Sea was even worse.People escape from Vietnam,attack by pirates and miraculous arrival at some refugee camp.
Refugees faced a host of perils: typhoons, overcrowded and often leaky boats, a lack of navigational tools, brutal pirates, starvation, dehydration and illness. An estimated half of the boat people perished at sea.
That's 500,000 to 600,000 human lives.
Humanitarian aid organizations claimed that South Asian governments allowed the piracy to continue as a deterrent to refugees.
No South Asian country would accept the refugees, many fearing that the influx was a Chinese or Vietnamese plot to upset the racial balance in Asia. The tragedy of so many people with nowhere to go brought the world's attention to the plight of the Vietnamese boat people.
Nobody forgets the evil of communist bastards, nobody believes it is over for good...
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