In pictures: Burmese migrants


Living conditions

This is a Burmese dormitory community in Mahachai. Sometimes 15 people or more live in one room, in cramped and unsanitary conditions. In some provinces even Burmese migrants with work permits are banned from owning motorbikes or mobile phones.

Despite this, most say they are much happier in Thailand, because of the wretched conditions back in Burma, where they have little chance of making sufficient income to sustain a family.

Click below for more images
BACK 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12   NEXT

BBC navigation

BBC © 2013 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific