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Latest update : 2012-06-24

Burma's refugees at risk

Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's trip to Europe signals changes in her country's regime, after decades under military junta rule. As the country begins to open up to the outside world, humanitarian groups are assessing what help its people need, to the cost of other aid programmes in South East Asia. Our reporters Cyril Payen and Pierre Vaireaux visited a refugee camp just over the border in Thailand, where funding has suddenly dried up, but demand is as high as ever.

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2015-03-24 India

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