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Refugees tell of post-blaze trauma, despair

Camp residents desperate to break free from shackles of aid dependence, according to leaders

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The deadly fire which razed Mae Surin refugee camp in Khun Yuam district has left many camp residents traumatised and in despair. 

Refugees left homeless by Friday’s deadly inferno at the MaeSurin refugee campinMaeHong Son’s KhunYuam districtmoveto the homes of their relatives in an area of thecampnot affected by the fire. THITIWANNAMONTHA

Several refugees who survived last week's blaze which killed 37 people expressed fears of a future without real freedom and having to constantly rely on outside help.

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