No return yet of Myanmar refugees
- Published: 2 Oct 2013 at 19.39
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Conditions are not in place yet for the organised repatriation of thousands of refugees along the Thai-Myanmar border, according to a report released Tuesday by The Border Consortium (TBC).
The semi-annual report - detailing programmes, aid, development and preparations for the eventual return of the refugees and conflict-affected persons from Myanmar - indicated that the situation is not conducive for the “organised return” of the refugees.
Currently, 129,000 refugees are living in camps in Thailand, while there are an estimated 400,000 internally displaced persons in southeast Myanmar. In addition, there are an estimated 2.5 million migrants from Myanmar in Thailand, including documented and undocumented workers who should be taken into account when the plan to wind down the camps begins.
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