Fleeing their government’s widespread use of forced labor, forced military service, arbitrary detention, torture and killing, groups of people from Myanmar are left both internally displaced and in neighbouring Thailand. The nine official UNHCR refugee camps in Thailand are home to roughly 92,000 registered refugees from Myanmar. An estimated 54,000 additional unregistered asylum seekers live both in the camps and in surrounding villages. The refugee camps began opening in the 1980s, making the refugee situation in Thailand one of the longest running of it's kind in the world. Most official refugees are not warranted to leave their camps, while others are permitted little or no mobility from their villages. Despite their difficult situation, thousands of displaced individuals from Myanmar quietly prevail.