“We Will Die There”: Ethnic Karen Refugees Face Thai Authorities’ Pushback to Myanmar

February 02, 2023

The Government of Thailand should end refugee pushbacks and protect refugee rights, said Fortify Rights in a new short film released today on the forced return of refugee children to Myanmar.

In the short film published today by Fortify Rights, three ethnic Karen teachers from Myanmar describe how Thai authorities repeatedly pushed the teachers and their young students, aged between two and 13, back to an active armed-conflict zone in Myanmar. The teachers describe seeking refuge in Thailand to escape ongoing airstrikes by the Myanmar military.

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