Hanoi (VNA) – The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on May 8 announced that 93 refugees from Myanmar living in camps in Thailand have gone home in the second return since 2016.

According to the agency, the refugees left on May 7 from five camps then split into two groups and crossed into Myanmar's Karen and Kayah states.

They were received by Myanmar authorities and assisted at two reception centres, the UNHCR said, adding that the refugees in Thailand expressed their interest in returning home and began making plans for their future.

About 100,000 refugees from Myanmar, most of them being Karen ethnic minority people, have been living in nine camps in Thailand along the Myanmar border since the Myanmar army began sustained offensives against Karen guerillas in the early1980s.

The first voluntary repatriation of 68 Myanmar refugees from the camps took place in 2016.-VNA