Burmese Migrants: Fishing for a New Life in Thailand

Employment opportunities in Burma are scarce because of a repressive government and the country's low per capita income. Over the past 20 years, millions of Burmese have migrated to Thailand expecting to find more work and a better life. They quickly learn that migrant labor conditions in their neighboring country are less than favorable. The Thai billion dollar fishing industry is sustained at the cost of exploited and abused Burmese laborers, including young children. The International Labor Organization argues that the root of the problem is Burma, which should offer more options for workers at home.