Daily life in Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) has been deeply disrupted and affected by the internal armed conflict. The violence started almost 70 years ago and has been labelled the world’s longest civil war. Most commonly, the migrants that have arrived in Australia belong to an ethnic or religious minority group that faces persecution in Myanmar.
Nevertheless, the Burmese are generally very peace-loving, gentle and patient people. They appear to have a lot of gratitude for their situation, as well as hope for the future. Learn about the beauty of Burmese culture here.