27 Kyodo More than 100 boat people from Myanmar were rescued by Indonesian fishermen after their vessel was found drifting in the waters off Sumatra Island's Aceh Province overnight, local authorities said Wednesday.
What does BP stand for?
BP stands for Boat People (people escaping Vietnam by boat after 1975)
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We have 92 other meanings of BP in our Acronym Attic
- Block Party
- Blocking Position
- Blocking Probability (telephony)
- Blood Point (RPG Vampire the Masquerade, produced by White-Wolf)
- Blood Pressure (medical)
- Bloque Popular (Spanish: Popular Bloc, Honduras)
- Blowpipe (old anti-aircraft weapon)
- Blue Peter (UK TV show)
- Board Policy
Samples in periodicals archive:
Summary: Bangkok: Almost 6,000 Rohingya boat people fleeing communal violence in western Myanmar have illegally entered .
Nabha said government information campaigns in the countries from which most boat people come--Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Sri Lanka and Pakistan--were having little impact.
Thus at the same time as the welcome offered to boat people has increased so have the barriers to their actually taking advantage of it.
Acute hunger and the rising cost of living could send a new wave of boat people from Haiti, where rising food prices set off deadly riots two weeks earlier and drove the prime minister from office, officials and analysts say, reports Reuters (April 24, 2008): The director for the country's national migration office, Jeanne Bernard Pierre, said since the food crisis, her agency has received more repatriated Haitian boat people in a week than it used to receive in a month or more.
ae Acute hunger and the rising cost of living could send a new wave of boat people from Haiti, where rising food prices set off deadly riots two weeks ago and drove the prime minister from office, officials and analysts say.
In 1979, almost 69,000 boat people landed in Hong Kong in a single year.