The Mae La refugee camp, situated along the Burma-Thailand border, is home to around refugees. Mae La is the largest of nine camps along the Thai border where Burmese have lived in a stateless limbo for many years.
Thousands of refugees from Burma have lived confined to the refugee camps in Thailand for 30 years. Although refugee camps are hardly natural places to live, thousands have been born in the camps and never left.
Mae La is the largest refugee camp for Burmese in Thailand. It was established in 1984 in Tak Province in the Dawna Range area and currently houses refugees. Over are of Karen ethnicity. Large proportion of weavers that work with us are base in Mae La.
Ethnic Karen Burmese students study at a middle school inside the Mae La refugee camp, June 2012 in Tak province, Thailand. The camp is situated along the Burma-Thailand border and is home to around refugees.