Last Updated:The fate of 140,000 Burmese refugees is unclear after a threat by Thai security to close nine camps along the Thai-Burma border.
Australia may be approached to take in the Burmese refugees who are threatened with eviction from their camps in Thailand.
Many of the displaced refugees are former political prisoners; some were tortured.
Thailand Burma Border Consortium - made up of 12 non-government organisations - is concerned the refugees will be sent back to their war-torn homeland.
The consortium's chief executive Jack Dunford says resettlement won't be easy.
"Some of them are able to go to third countries for resettlement such as Australia," he said.
"About 70,000 have left over the past five years, but unfortunately that is just about enough to counter balance the new arrivals who are coming in and the babies who are being born in the camps."
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