Thailand: Karen refugees return home amid ceasefire deal

Around 70,000 mainly ethnic Karen refugees live in camps after fleeing civil war and persecution in Myanmar. The Thai government says it will ask them all to go back, but won’t force them. Many have already returned home.

by

    Around 70,000 mainly ethnic Karen refugees live in camps after fleeing civil war and persecution in Myanmar.

    The Thai government says it will ask them all to go back, but won’t force them.

    Many have already returned home.

    Al Jazeera’s Wayne Hay reports from Yangon.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Many Pentecostal churches in the Niger Delta offer to deliver people from witchcraft and possession - albeit for a fee.

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.