유엔 난민고등판무관실은 최근 몇 달 간 태국 북부지방에 버마 난민이 대거 유입되고 있다고 밝히고 더 많은 난민이 도착할 것으로 예상된다고 말했습니다.

판무관실은 23일 발표한 성명에서 지난주 버마 난민 4백명이 국경을 넘어 태국으로 왔다면서 지난 3개월 간 태국에 도착한 난민 수는 약 2천명에 달한다고 밝혔습니다.

유엔 관리들은 태국과의 국경지역에 있는 캠프들에 현재 14만명의 버마 난민이 있다고 말했습니다.

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The United Nations refugee agency says there has been an influx of Burmese refugees into northern Thailand in recent months, with more expected to arrive.

A statement from the office of U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees today (Tuesday) said 400 refugees from Burma crossed the border into Thailand last week, and about two thousand have arrived over the last three months.

The agency said the refugees have been arriving at government-run camps in the Mae Hong Son area of northern Thailand. It said the refugees, predominantly ethnic Karens, report their homes and villages have been burned and civilians have been killed.

U.N. officials say there are 140-thousand Burmese refugees in nine Thai border camps.

Earlier this month, human rights groups accused Burma's military of violent attacks on ethnic Karen people, including rape, murder, torture and forced labor.