UNHCR / THAILAND DISPLACED STATELESS

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UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi visited the Tham Hin Temporary Shelter in Ratchaburi Province, Thailand where he was welcomed by refugees who shared with him their experiences and hopes for the future. UNHCR

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TITLE: UNHCR / THAILAND DISPLACED STATELESS
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DATELINE: 15 OCTOBER 2023, TAM HIN REFUGEE CAMP, RATHCABURI PROVINCE, THAILAND

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1. Various shots, UN High Commissioner for refugees, Filippo Grandi with camp committee
2. Various shots, home visit with refugees
3. Various shots, Grandi meeting with Youth Cabinet members at school
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees:
“I am in Tam Hin, this is a refugee camp on the border between Thailand and Myanmar, in Ratchaburi province. This camp hosts about 5000 refugees mostly of Karen (and Karenni) ethnic origin. They came here in the past decades. Some of them have been here 25, 30 years due to conflict in their country - conflicts, a series of conflicts that unfortunately are still going on so long after the first people crossed the border. There are nine camps such as this one along the whole border, more
than 90,000 refugees are living there.”
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees:
“I asked many people whether they would like to go back to their homes in Myanmar, of course, many would but there is fighting, there is violence at the moment. The news are not good. Some of them told me their villages were burned. So really, I want to take this opportunity also to appeal for peace in Myanmar to be restored and for the millions of displaced, some of them across the border, most of them inside Myanmar, to be able to go back to their homes.”

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UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi visited the Tham Hin Temporary Shelter in Ratchaburi Province, Thailand where he was welcomed by refugees who shared with him their experiences and hopes for the future.

Thailand hosts over 90,000 refugees from Myanmar in the nine temporary shelters run by The Royal Thai Government (RTG) on the Thai/Myanmar border, approximately 5,000 urban refugees and asylum-seekers from over 40 countries, and over half a million people registered as stateless with the RTG.

The group of refugees residing in the nine camps are of mainly Karen and Karenni ethnicities, some of whom have lived in Thailand since the mid-1980s after fleeing conflict between ethnic armed groups and the Myanmar military.

UNHCR’s interventions focus primarily on protection and solutions, with other sectoral areas provided by NGOs.
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