About 3,000 Karen villagers take refuge on Thai border in Mae Hong Son

Village of the Karen hilltribe in northern Thailand

Village of the Karen hilltribe in northern Thailand. Photo: Dirk Weber.

About 3,000 ethnic Karen people have taken refuge on the Thai border, in Mae Sariang district of Thailand’s northern province of Mae Hong Son, after their villages were bombed by Myanmar army aircraft on Sunday.

Local officials in Mae Sariang said that the Karen have taken refuge at three locations in Mae Khong sub-district, as Thai security officials ensure that the displaced people do not venture away from the three locations.

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By Thai PBS World

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