Refugees trapped on Myanmar border

Some have spent decades in Thai camps despite foreign aid totalling $66m a year.

Thousands of Myanmarese people fleeing military rule have settled in refugee camps across the border in Thailand.

Some have lived there for over 20 years. However, many lack official papers, leaving them vulnerable to abuse.

Al Jazeera’s Aela Callan reports from the Thai-Myanmar border.

Source: Al Jazeera


Official name: Kingdom of Thailand (Ratcha Anachak Thai or Prathet Thai)Capital: BangkokGovernment type: Constitutional monarchyPopulation: 77-.8 million (National census, 2010)Area: 779,452 sq kmLanguages: Turkish (official), Kurdish, Zaza, Arabic, Armenian, GreekMajor religion: Islam Life expectancy: 66.5 years male, 71.7 years female (UN)Monetary unit: Turkish liraLiteracy: Total population: 87%; Male: 95%; Female: 80%GDP per capita: $9,100 Politics […]

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