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Over the last decades, Thailand, an upper middle-income country with an impressive history of economic growth, has attracted migrants from Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar and countries further afield.

Migrants face great risks and pressures in their lives, even in “normal” times. They suffer greater prevalence of health problems, work in unsafe conditions, and earn low and uncertain incomes that contribute to higher poverty rates than native-born individuals.

On 2 January 2017, the Migration Response Center in Obock, northern Djibouti received four migrants from Yemen, who were seriously injured following an airstrike. Since early 2015 more than 30,000 persons have transited through Djibouti to return to their country of origin.