Refugee and Return: Displacement along the Thai-Myanmar by Supang Chantavanich, Aungkana Kamonpetch

By Supang Chantavanich, Aungkana Kamonpetch

This publication offers crucial historical past info at the protracted displacement of a number of ethnic teams alongside the Thai-Myanmar border ahead of turning to an exam of no matter if Myanmar has now shifted right into a post-conflict society, the predicted demanding situations fascinated with reintegrating returnees to Myanmar, and the potential for voluntary and sustainable repatriation. The authors finish that, given the present, ongoing defense demanding situations and the inability of task possibilities in Myanmar, voluntary repatriation isn't really but possible as a long term resolution. After greater than 60 years of clash and displacement, Myanmar is now in the middle of political reform. a brand new nominally civilian executive and the promise of elections in 2015 have raised hopes of an enduring democratic transition after years of army rule. For the 1st time in a long time, repatriation of refugees in Thailand is being mentioned as a true and forthcoming possibility.

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2 Sustainable Return: A Case Study of Refugee Return … 19 As mentioned above, studies on other cases of refugee return and reintegration reveal common psychosocial barriers to effective reintegration in attitudes of resentment exhibited by communities that stayed behind toward returning refugees. In this case, however, reintegration of highland and lowland Lao was generally accepted by the local neighbors who stayed. Chantavanich/Pleansri (2011) found that about 90 % of stayees had positive attitudes toward returning Hmong and were willing to accept them as their neighbors.

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Lowland areas are not suitable for the cultivation of rice. We have no money to buy rice, so we need good land for planting rice. Long ago, we planted rice in the high mountains and had enough rice to survive; we also raised cattle in the valley. We had many things from the forests, “the non-timber forest production”, for everyday life. When we first re-located in this new village, our life was a bit hard and some of our friends left for another location. Now our life is getting better as we have good roads and clean water for the village, which have been provided by NGOs and the government (Hmong refugee in Ban Nam Hoi, Luang Namtha Province).

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