Across the Moei: New Year at Thai-Myanmar Border

Internally displaced people (IDP) from Myanmar cross the Moei river to pick up donated food supplies at the river bank.

A worker rides on the cab of a pickup truck on the mountainous highway leading to the Thai-Myanmar border.

Two children are seen walking on dirt road from behind a row of razor wires at the Thai-Myanmar border in Mae Sot on new year.

Karen children are seen with balloon at a small village by the Moei river in Mae Sot, a district at the border of Thailand and Myanmar.

Children from the campsite of the internally displaced people (IDP) from Myanmar play in the Moei river.

A general view of the temporary campsite of the internally displaced people (IDP) from Myanmar as seen from Mae Sot across the Moei River.

Soldiers from the Royal Thai Army take rest at a small shack by the river with the view of the temporary camp in the background on the New Year's Eve.

Buddha statues are seen on mirrored wall, while devotees walk by during circumambulation at Wat Thai Wattanaram, a Buddhist temple with Myanmar artistic influence in Mae Sot.

A Buddhist monk leads prayer for people on both side of the Moei river, including the Internally displaced people (IDP) from Myanmar at the river bank.

Internally displaced people (IDP) from Myanmar join the prayer of a Buddhist monk from across the Moei river at the river bank as seen from Mae Sot, a district at the Thai-Myanmar border.

Internally displaced people (IDP) from Myanmar carrying bags of donated supplies from Thailand while crossing the Moei river.

Internally displaced people (IDP) from Myanmar are illuminated by candlelight while living inside their temporary shelter.

Due to the fighting between the Myanmar military and the Karen National Union (KNU) in Lay Kay Kaw, Myanmar's Karen State, thousands of people fled their homes to seek safety at the Thai-Myanmar border, where over 4,000 people crossed the border to Thailand as refugees throughout the past week. The others that do not cross the river set up temporary campsites as Internally displaced people (IDP) on the riverbank of the Moei River, while receiving donated supplies from the Thai side of the river.