Refugees

Mizzima Business Weekly - - ETHNIC NEWS ROUNDUPS -

More than 300 peo­ple lost their homes af­ter a fire de­stroyed a large sec­tor of the Nai Soi refugee camp, also known as Karenni Refugee Camp (1), in north­ern Thai­land last week. No ca­su­al­ties were re­ported. Ac­cord­ing to a SHAN re­port, the cause of the fire was un­known.Nai Soi was orig­i­nally es­tab­lished on the Karenni State side of the bor­der in 1989 to house vil­lagers flee­ing con­flict in east­ern Myan­mar. The camp was re­lo­cated sev­eral times be­fore it was fi­nally set­tled at its present lo­ca­tion in March 1996. It cur­rently houses about 8,000 peo­ple, most of whom are eth­nic Karenni.

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