In pictures: Burmese migrants

Crossing point

A Burmese longtail boat speeds across the strait between Victoria Point, at the southern tip of Burma, and the Thai port of Ranong.

This is one of the easiest crossings between the two countries, and the busiest route for illegal immigrants heading for Thailand. Two to three million Burmese are estimated to live in Thailand, most illegally.

Text and images: Jonathan Head

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