|Photo: Min Min/Mizzima|
More than 400 residents of a refugee camp in Kachin State have been moved to safer areas after it was hit by a series of landslides, including one which killed five people.
Thai junta leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha has given an assurance that human rights principles will be upheld when the time comes to repatriate tens of thousands of Myanmar from refugee camps, the Bangkok Post reported on July 27.
|Residents of the Mae La refugee camp in Thailand near the border with Myanmar, in a file photo taken on January 29, 2012. Photo: Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP|
There has been no increase in deportations of Myanmar refugees from camps in Thailand since restrictions began being enforced on their movement in late June, the United Nations refugee agency told Mizzima on July 23.
MAE LA REFUGEE CAMP, Thailand (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Thai soldiers have begun a headcount of refugees in this sprawling border camp, raising fears among its residents that they would soon be forcefully repatriated to Myanmar.
Armed groups in Kayin State will cooperate in the resettlement of refugees from camps in Thailand when they return home, a Border Guard Force officer told Mizzima on July 15.