Fearing a Forced Return:
Lao Hmong Refugees in Northern Thailand
Since July 2005, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been providing humanitarian aid, in the form of medical care, psychosocial support, food, water, and relief assistance, to the 7,500 ethnic Hmong refugees from Laos who are currently confined to a camp controlled by the Thai military in the village of Huai Nam Khao in Thailand's northern Petchabun province. The refugees, who claim to have fled violence and persecution in Laos, are deeply fearful of being returned to their country.
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