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According to clinic staff, landmine injuries have risen by 100 percent this year as the Burmese army steps up its assaults against rebel forces. So the clinic has to make more and more prosthetic limbs for men, women and children who crawl or stumble across the border - that is, for the lucky ones who don't die first in Burma, in the jungles, in agony.<br />
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There are around 1 million Burmese migrants living in Thailand. They exist in appalling poverty. Most are employed in backbreaking manual labour, on dangerous construction sites and fisheries or in karaoke bars and brothels.  They face constant harassment - wage exploitation, physical abuse, rape and even murder are commonplace and routinely go unpunished. Few have access to decent healthcare, to education or to legal protection. For the Burmese in Thailand, human rights are little more than a dream. And yet they choose to stay. Why? Because as bad as things are in Thailand, on the other side of the border, they are even worse.

According to clinic staff, landmine injuries have risen by 100 percent this year as the Burmese army steps up its assaults against rebel forces. So the clinic has to make more and more prosthetic limbs for men, women and children who crawl or stumble across the border - that is, for the lucky ones who don't die first in Burma, in the jungles, in agony.

There are around 1 million Burmese migrants living in Thailand. They exist in appalling poverty. Most are employed in...
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