Burmese Migrant Workers in Thailand: Policy and Protection | Land Portal

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novembre 2001
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It is estimated that the overall number of Burmese migrants in Thailand is somewhere in between 800,000 and one million.
Cross-border migration into Thailand has steadily increased in recent years. Since the 1960s, hundreds of thousands of Thais
have gone to work abroad. Refugees from Burma, Laos and Cambodia have since filled this labour shortage in Thailand.
However, many of them are undocumented, illegal workers and thus constitute the most vulnerable section of the work force.
As illegal non-citizens, they are least protected by a national legal system. The Thai Cabinet recently announced a new policy
on migrant workers...

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Darunee Paisanpanichkul

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