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Angelina Jolie meets refugees in Thailand

2014-06-23 13:51

Ban Mai Soi Camp – Angelina Jolie, United Nations High-Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), met with ethnic Karenni refugees at the Ban Mai Nai Soi refugee camp over the weekend.

The camp is located approximately 2km from the Thai-Myanmar border.

As a civil war in Kachin State escalates, most Karenni refugees in Thailand say they still don’t feel safe to return home.

Admission to refugee camps in Thailand is governed by the country’s Provincial Admissions Board (PAB) mechanism.

But as clashes continue to break out sporadically in southeastern Burma, the unregistered population in camps has grown to an estimated 54 000 people, with a steady flow of new entrants, according to the UNHCR.

(AFP/UNHCR/Roger Arnold)

- Channel24

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