'No way home': Life inside a makeshift Myanmar refugee camp in Thailand

Thousands of Myanmar residents fled across the border to Thailand and India as armed conflict escalated following the military coup last year. In the first of a two-part series, The Straits Times visits these refugees at the Thai border town of Mae Sot.

MAE SOT, Thailand - The lifeline for thousands of Myanmar villagers fleeing violence after last year's military coup begins in kitchens like this.

On a street in Mae Sot in north-western Thailand, around the corner from a Burmese tea shop selling breakfast fritters, two women buzz around a giant wok bubbling with red curry. They stir in dozens of fried eggs.

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