The Mae La refugee camp, situated along the Burma-Thailand border, is home to around 50,000 refugees. Mae La is the largest of nine camps along the Thai border where Burmese have lived in a stateless limbo for many years.
Pah Taw rests on a bed covered by a mosquito net at the Karen Handicapped Welfare Association dormitory inside the Mae La refugee camp in Tak province, Thailand. He lost his sight and his hands because of a land mine while he was a soldier with the KNU. The refugee camp is situated along the Burma-Thailand border and is home to around 50,000 refugees. Mae La is the largest of nine camps along the Thai border where the Burmese live in a stateless limbo for many years. Aung San Suu Kyi recently visited the camp during her first visit to Thailand in 24 years. She spoke briefly assuring that she would strive to bring about positive change and more cooperation from Thai authorities. Paula Bronstein/Getty Images Buy Photo