Padaung, Thailand
Padaung, Thailand

Many of these people fled oppression and poverty in Burma and in some cases fighting in Burma's civil war. Today they are a tourist attraction in Thailand.

Beng Ampil
Beng Ampil

15,000 refugees in a camp in Cambodia who could not return home due to the presence of landmines.

Repatriation
Repatriation

UN repatriation of 360,000 Cambodian refugees from camps in Thailand.

Kachin refugee camp
Kachin refugee camp

Kachin state, Burma

Aung Zaw
Aung Zaw

Aung Zaw in exile. A former student who fled the military crackdown in Burma in 1988, Aung Zaw went on to become founder and editor of The Irrawaddy magazine.

Mae La
Mae La

Refugee children from Burma at school in Mae La camp, Thailand

victims of 'peace'
victims of 'peace'

UNHCR ensured people would be returned to their homeland in safely and with dignity. Here thousands were taken to Cambodia only to be displaced again by shelling.

Rohingya camp
Rohingya camp

Teknaf, Bangladesh

New York
New York

Myo Myint (centre) a political refugee from Burma at a protest in New York demanding an end to the abuses of Burma's army.