Mae La is the largest of 13 refugee camps on the Thai Burma border. All together the camps house about 150,000 refugees. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees expects that about 27,000 people will leave the camps in 2008 and 22,000 in 2009. Many of these refugees will be resettled in the states. For more info about Karen refugees resetteling in New York check out our friend Karen Zraick's beautiful website: From Burma to New York.

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