Army preparing border camps for 40,000 Myanmar refugees
The Army is preparing 23 refugee camps in the border province of Tak to accommodate Myanmar nationals fleeing the deadly crackdown following the February 1 coup.
The 3rd Army Area command said on Friday it had also drafted a plan that includes border health screening and arranging camps for almost 40,000 refugees.
Those arriving at the border will be classified into three groups:
1. Thai nationals working in Myanmar.
2. Myanmar nationals (civilians and armed forces).
3. Foreigners, members of international organisations or NGOs, and political refugees.
The 23 refugee camps can accommodate up to 39,400 refugees.
Ten of the camps are in Mae Sot district with room for a total 19,200 refugees, two are in Phob Phra district (2,000 refugees), two are in Mae Ramat district (6,000 refugees), five camps are in Umphang district (4,200 refugees), and four are in Tha Song Yang district (8,000 refugees).