‘The Great Migration’: Who left Thailand and what’s next for the country
In the past few months, the global refugee crisis has intensified as hundreds of thousands of people from Southeast Asia and the Middle East have fled the war-torn country.
The United Nations estimates more than 200,000 people have fled to Thailand since March, as the country has faced a surge in refugees from Syria, Iraq, and elsewhere in the Middle Eastern region.
The crisis has left Thailand with the second-highest refugee count among Southeast Asian nations, after Cambodia.
Thailand is the world’s top destination for Southeast Asian refugees.
For many people, the trek to Thailand has become a rite of passage into adulthood.
But for some people, it has become an existential crisis.
For some families, the departure of their children is a form of suicide.
The Thai government has said that the majority of the more than 4 million refugees who have sought refuge in Thailand have sought protection there.
It is not the first time the Thai government says it will take in the refugees, but its latest policy announcement may be its most significant one.
BBNLive’s Steve Litchfield and Jennifer De Pinto discuss the latest on the refugee crisis in Thailand, as well as the impact of a deadly coronavirus outbreak in Cambodia.
(Photo: AP)A major reason why people are fleeing to Thailand is a lack of jobs, says Hridayal Rajak, a Thai refugee rights advocate.
“They have no other place to go.
We’ve heard reports of women who have been trafficked.
We know that the Thai military is a major source of trafficking for women, for children,” he says.
“People are fleeing their families, they’re fleeing their villages, they’ve been beaten, raped and they are not being treated in the way they deserve.”
The influx of refugees to Thailand was sparked by the coronaviruses outbreak.
As of the end of March, more than 6,000 cases of coronaviral disease had been reported in Thailand.
The government has also announced that it will not accept asylum seekers from Myanmar.
Many of the refugees in Thailand are refugees fleeing the country’s civil war, which has left over a million people dead.
In March, the Thai health minister said that Thailand would not accept new cases of the coronas virus from Myanmar until the end in 2019.
The next year, the government has announced that Myanmar would be allowed to resettle 10,000 refugees and their families.
It has not specified what kind of refugees will be accepted or what the criteria for resettling will be.
The U.N. has been working with the Thai authorities to establish what kind and conditions will be allowed in Myanmar to be able to accommodate the refugees.
But in the meantime, thousands of refugees are waiting to be allowed into Thailand.
“The first thing they want is to go back to Thailand,” says Kailen Chait, a Cambodian woman who fled from the country after her husband was killed by the army in 2006.
“If you want to be safe, you have to go somewhere else.
You have to leave.
If you want your children to have the best life, you can’t stay in Thailand.”
According to the U.S. State Department, nearly 7 million Cambodians have fled since 1975, a number that has increased over the past several years.
As refugees have flooded into Thailand, the country is now dealing with a surge of the pandemic, with a new coronavovirus outbreak reported in the capital Phnom Penh, and a new strain of coronavia that has been circulating in the country.
Some Cambodians who were brought to Thailand after being in refugee camps in Vietnam and Cambodia are being sent back.
Many Cambodians are afraid that they will be forced to return to those camps, and many Cambodians fear that if they return to Cambodia, they will face the wrath of their new neighbors.
“There’s a lot of fear and uncertainty.
It’s really difficult to know what’s going to happen to the people who have gone back to Cambodia,” says Chait.
“It’s really hard to know if they will get their lives back.
It can be very difficult.”
Chait says that many of the Cambodians she knows who have left the country are afraid of what the future might hold for them.
“Some people are just looking for an opportunity, but others are really scared of what might happen to them.
They feel like they have no one to turn to,” she says.
Some people have left Cambodia to avoid the persecution they faced during the war, she says, adding that the government should also help them return to their homes in Thailand so that they can rebuild their lives.
“I think that the Cambodian government should help the people in Cambodia that want to return home.
It should be their right to do that, and it should be allowed,” Chait says.
While some Cambodians feel that they are in a better position than others,