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UNHCR Concerned About Thai Repatriation of Myanmar Refugees

The U.N. refugee agency says the situation inside Myanmar, also known as Burma, is not ready for the return of refugees from long-time camps inside Thailand. In a written response to questions from VOA's Burmese service, UNHCR Myanmar Representative Akahi Ito says the absence of a permanent cease-fire, the presence of landmines and a lack of critical infrastructure in some areas are among the reasons why the time is not right. Ito added the UNHCR is ready to support an eventual...

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