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Possessing nothing except what they could carry with them, new arrivals are kept in an overcrowded holding centre while the government decides whether they can stay. Here they share temporary shelters offering minimal protection against the wind and rain.<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.

Possessing nothing except what they could carry with them, new arrivals are kept in an overcrowded holding centre while the government decides whether they can stay. Here they share temporary shelters offering minimal protection against the wind and rain.

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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