BOAT PEOPLE MEMORIALS

 

These are pictures of some Boat people memorials from around the world. Although the number of boat people lost at seas is unknown, it has been estimated at 20 to 30% of survivors. With 2 M refugees worldwide, that number is a staggering 400-600,000 people. Below are some of the references:
1. Nghia Vo. Vietnamese Boat People 1954 and 1975-1992 (2005)
2. Mary Cargill. Voices of Vietnamese Boat People (2001)
3. Bruce Grant. The Boat People (1979)

Westminster, California USA. In the background and around the memorial, names of missing boat are inscribed in blocks of stone.

Westminster, California USA. In the background and around the memorial, names of missing boat are inscribed in blocks of stone.

Galang, Indonesia. The Hanoi government has asked the Indonesian government to remove the inscriptions on the memorial plaque dedicated to the Boat people.

Galang, Indonesia. The Hanoi government has asked the Indonesian government to remove the inscriptions on the memorial plaque dedicated to the Boat people.

Switzerland

Switzerland

Germany

Germany

Germany

Belgium

Belgium

France France

France

Victoria, AustraliaVictoria, Australia

Victoria, Australia

Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva, Switzerland

Canada

Canada

Canada

Bidong, Malaysia

Bidong, Malaysia

Galang boat people cemetery, Indonesia

Galang boat people cemetery, Indonesia