Covid-19: Kayan ‘Long Neck’ Refugees From Myanmar Struggle as Thailand’s Tourism Crashes, Leaving These Tribe Destitute.
They left their homeland decades ago, and for a time found a future in Thailand’s tourism industry. But the pandemic has changed all that. Now many Kayan Long Neck women have lost their jobs, their homes and their dreams.
The restrictions reduced the spread of the virus but also reduced the flow of tourists to a mere trickle. High losses in the tourism industry over the past months have left many Kayan Long Neck women jobless and even homeless.