Myanmar refugees in Thailand faced a turbulent year in 2014. Big funding cuts to humanitarian organisations reduced food and other necessities available to those living in camps. In late May, after the Thai military seized power in a coup, long-standing restrictions on movement outside the camps were enforced and a curfew was briefly introduced. Apprehension among refugees was exacerbated when Thai authorities conducted a head-count in some camps in July. Thailand is not a signatory to the 1951 Refugee Convention, but has provided shelter and protection for more than 1.3 million refugees since 1975, including about 120,000 refugees in nine camps along the Thai-Myanmar border, most of whom are Karen. Iain Hall, senior coordinator for the United Nations refugee agency, the UNHCR, in the Thai border town of Mae Sot, spoke with Mizzima’s Portia Larlee in a wide-ranging interview on the future of the refugees.