UM-PIAM, THAILAND – The government has widened the window for ethnic Karen refugees who have been fleeing fighting in Myanmar for two decades to resettle in Japan, a Japanese diplomat said Thursday.
Junji Ito, first secretary for political affairs at the Japanese Embassy in Bangkok, gave a briefing on the resettlement program to 15 Karen families out of some 41 people living in Thailand’s Um-Piam camp, which houses more than 25,000 refugees along Thailand’s border with Myanmar.
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