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Healthcare is also limited. Basic childhood illnesses can be treated but there are no facilities within the camp to deal with serious health problems. In emergencies, refugees have to be taken for treatment at local hospitals.<br />
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Since early 2006, some 2,000 refugees have fled from Myanmar into Thailand. They join 140,000 previous arrivals, many of whom have been living in refugee camps in northern and western Thailand for as long as 20 years.

Healthcare is also limited. Basic childhood illnesses can be treated but there are no facilities within the camp to deal with serious health problems. In emergencies, refugees have to be taken for treatment at local hospitals.

Since early 2006, some 2,000 refugees have fled from Myanmar into Thailand. They join 140,000 previous arrivals, many of whom have been living in refugee camps in northern and western Thailand for as long as 20 years.

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