• Crisis Severity ?
     
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  • Impact ?
    1.9
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  • Humanitarian Conditions ?
     
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  • Complexity ?
    2.0
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  • Access Constraints ?
    1.0
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    Extreme constraints

Overview

05/12/2019

The South Thailand Insurgency has been ongoing, mainly in the southern provinces of Pattani, Yala, and Narathiwat, since 1948. The conflict resulted in decades of low-level violence before reaching a peak between 2004 and 2015, with several insurgent groups launching attacks against security forces and civilians, followed by a decrease in attacks over the past few years.  ?

In addition, along the border of Thailand, over 93,000 refugees from Myanmar are staying in nine camps. Most camps were established in 1997, following the arrival of thousands of Myanmar refugees fleeing armed conflict and persecution. ?

There is no crisis severity score for the country level crisis due to the lack of available data.

Latest Developments

05/12/2019

On 24 November, clashes occurred between Myanmar forces and the armed wing of the New Mon State Party (NMSP) near Ban Bo Yipu village in a Mon-administered area close to the Myanmar-Thailand border. Following the clashes, several hundred people, predominantly ethnic Mon, fled across the border into Thailand. According to the Border Consortium NGO, about 900 Mon villagers had fled to Thailand as of 2 December. According to media reports from 3 December, the Myanmar forces withdrew from Ban Bo Yipu and refugees have begun returning home.?