Forced Labour in Burma.

 Since decades the deterioration of the living conditions and the escalation of human rights abuses in Burma (political repression, forced labour, child labour, forced relocation, restriction of circulation, abuses by the military), have caused the fleeing of thousands of Burmese to Thailand or taking refuge in refugees camps along the border.
In 1996, the martial law is imposed and the zone between Ye and Tavoy in South Burma is totally locked and banned. No one is allowed in two sites: the construction of the railway between Ye and Tavoy, and the building of the Total/Unocal gas pipeline.
These pictures are about the situation in Burma and the testimonies of villagers who have taken refuge in a Mon Refugee Camp, after they have been forced to work on either one of the two sites and their villages and houses have been burned out.

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Other related features:
Inside Burma. Kyakami, Refuge Sanctuary for Illegal Burmese Migrants. Forced Deportation for Illegal Burmese Migrants in Thailand.
Burma (Myanmar).