Two U.S.-based human rights groups have launched efforts to help Burmese refugees who were caught in the deadly tsunamis that hit Thailand.
The U.S. Campaign for Burma and the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants say thousands of Burmese migrants may not be receiving aid from the Thai government because they are not registered with Thai authorities.
Both organizations say thousands of Burmese refugees were working in restaurants, rubber plantations, fishing and construction sites along southern Thailand.
Both groups say thousands of Burmese refugees were killed and are still missing from the December 26th natural disaster.
Information for this report is provided by AFP.