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Asia: South & Central As world's support ebbs, Myanmar refugees feel pushed back to unsafe homes

The refugees, mostly members of the Karen ethnic group, have been living in camps in Thailand. But funding for the camps is dwindling as international donors turn to what they see as more urgent crises.

Apichart Weerawong/AP/File

Myanmar’s harsh military rulers were swept aside more than a year ago in a democratic tsunami. A ceasefire was supposed to put an end to decades of civil war between the government and minority ethnic groups. The 100,000 refugees living in camps along the border with Thailand should be rejoicing, one would think.

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