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Fires in Burmese refugee camps in Thailand fuel pressure to return home

By Thin Lei Win | Thu, 9 Jan 2014 07:29 AM
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BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Back-to-back fires that ravaged two refugee camps along the Thai-Myanmar border - killing one person and affecting 900 - have added to mounting pressure on the refugees to return home, amid talks on repatriating them as Myanmar opens up after half a century of brutal military rule.

Fires are a regular hazard in the nine camps that house some 130,000 refugees ...

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