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Refugees in Thailand

Refugees in Thailand

Today there are 97,021 refugees living in 9 refugee camps in Thailand (as of February 2019). Most refugees are ethnic minorities from Myanmar, mainly Karen and Karenni, who live in nine camps in four provinces along the Thai-Myanmar border. Refugees in Thailand have been fleeing conflict and crossing Myanmar's eastern border jungles for the safety of Thailand for nearly 30 years.



Numbers of refugees in Thailand:

97,021 people

Living in:

9 camps


Map of Thailand and the camps


Last updated 28 February 2019

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