Wednesday, March 16, 2011

MYANMAR - Long queues of asylum seekers

Past five years, 65,000 Burmese refugees living in nine camps scattered along the Thai border have been granted asylum in a third country, reported the Mizzima webzine Newssur the basis of a report by the NGO Thai-Burma Border Consortium (TBBC). More than 11,000 of them have received the precious last year.

The United States took in three quarters. But at 31 December 2010, they were still some 140,000 people in the camps on Thai soil.

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