Why we are here...
A stateless person has no recognized citizenship in any country. They can experience persecution, arbitrary taxation, extortion, restrictions on movement, and limited access to education and healthcare. Their lack of recognized rights and desperation lead many to attempt escaping their circumstances, often ending up in the hands of traffickers or losing their lives through suicide or addiction.
A migrant worker is someone working outside of their home country. They often represent a country's poorest people, working in the lowest paid and most dangerous jobs. In many cases, migrant workers are not entitled to the same rights as citizens, leading to exploitation by employers and officials, with children in particular risk of being trafficked.
Internally Displaced people
Internally displaced people are those who are forced to flee their homes but remain within their country's borders. They are often extremely vulnerable, facing food shortage, inadequate shelter, lack of access to clean water, sanitation, healthcare and education. In Karen State many still live as IDP's. Many can not return home due to the coup with frequent fighting, entire villages being burned to the ground, airstrikes, placement of land mines, destruction of food sources, theft of property and killing of livestock.