Every day, hundreds of Burmese cross over the border into Thailand fleeing the horrendous poverty and persecution forced on them by the ruling military regime back home in Burma (Myanmar). There are more than 100,000 Burmese migrants living in the Mae Sot area, mostly illegal and constantly living in fear of deportation. Whilst some come to sell goods, most end up working in the regions many sweat shops and factories or living homeless and begging on the streets. (image by James Mackay)
Every day, hundreds of Burmese cross over the border into Thailand fleeing the horrendous poverty and persecution forced on them by the ruling military regime back home in Burma (Myanmar). There are more than 100,000 Burmese migrants living in the Mae Sot area, mostly illegal and constantly living in fear of deportation. Whilst some come to sell goods, most end up working in the regions many sweat shops and factories or living homeless and begging on the streets.
©James Mackay
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