“There is no protection for people, how can they go back?” – CNN Go

Fighting in Burma's ethnic minority regions has displaced hundreds of thousands of civiians, with 140,000 Burmese currently refugees in Thailand, including over 40,000 at this camp at Mae La in Thailand (Photo: Simon Roughneen)

Mae Sot, Thailand – With his crutches resting against the clinic bed, Than Tin rolls up his trouser leg, gingerly pointing to a heavily bandaged leg stump. “All I remember was being blasted up in the air,” recalls the 48 year old father of 5, hoisting both arms to suggest the impact of the landmine. “First was no pain, but half my leg was gone, but then it was like so bad burning.”

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