VOICES FROM THE FIELDTHE IRC BLOG
Photo of the Day: Burmese refugee family, Thailand
November 1, 2011 by The IRC
|Photo: Peter Biro/IRC|
Tens of thousands of Burmese refugees live in Thailand and Malaysia. Many Burmese refugees live in refugee camps along the Thailand-Myanmar border. The International Rescue Committee provides the camps with healthcare, water and other services. The IRC also helps refugees, many of who have been stuck in the camps for years, to apply for resettlement in a third country. The IRC-run Resettlement Support Center in Bangkok has helped resettle some 58,000 refugees from the camps.