Refugee and IDP Camp

Along the border of Thailand and Burma there are more than a dozen Refugee and IDP (Internally Displaced People) camps. These camps are home to more than 100,000 refugees and internally displaced persons. The ethnicities of these are Karen, Karenni, Burman, Mon, and others.[1] Over the past decade the populations have been declining due to refugee resettlement. Organizations like Church World Service, Norwegian Church Aid, and Inter Pares, to name a few, have been central to the relocation and assistance for thousands of these refugees.[2]

There are 15 IDP and Refugee camps along the border that are monitored by The Border Consortium, the largest being Mae La Camp which is home to more than 36,000 as of November 2017.[1] The populations of the camps have been declining over the past decade.[3]

This information in this section was provided by:
The Border Consortium

Annual Reports, 6-month Reports, Camp Populations, and IDP Population information can call be accessed here:
Reports and Populations Details

[1] "Key Resources." The Border Consortium. Updated November, 2017.

[1] "Who We Are."The Border Consortium. Accessed January, 2017.