Coping with Disasters: Refugees and Displaced Persons in South-East Asia
A Laotian refugee child at the Ban Nam Yao camp, Nan Province, Thailand. There are 2 camps in Nan: Sobtuang camp (10,427 refugees) and Ban Nam Yao camp (13,366 refugees). Living in these camps are refugees from Laos who have fled to Thailand since 1975. These Laotian refugees are from 5 major tribes: Hmong (or Meo), Yao , Phai (or Thin), Lao, and Khmu.