11 July 2024

Thailand’s Interior Ministry says the Kingdom has been aiding and accommodating almost 3,000 Myanmar civilians who fled the conflict across the border into Mae Hong Son province. Seven were injured and were taken to Sob Moei district hospital for treatment.

Handout photo was taken on March 30, 2021, released by Thailand’s Interior Ministry

The ministry went on to say that all 2,897 refugees want to return to their hometowns and most of them went back yesterday. There are, however, another 545 still on the Thai side of the border, including the injured, children, and the elderly.

The ministry says that the refugees are all scared of the air raids, being carried out by Myanmar’s military. The Thai government,  however, says that Thailand will take care of people at risk until they are ready to return.

Handout photo was taken on March 30, 2021, released by Thailand’s Interior Ministry