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Top: Shwe Zin Thin, a 23-year-old Burmese migrant residing in Thailand’s Ranong province. Photo: Shwe Zin Thin / Courtesy

Kyaw Kyaw Naing wakes before the sun to start his first shift at 5am. At 11:30am, he gets a three-hour break before going back to work again until nearly midnight.

Kyaw is a son, husband and father who waits tables 15 hours every day at a restaurant in the southern Thai province of Ranong. It’s the only means of support for his elderly parents, wife and infant son.

Due to financial hardship back home, Kyaw’s family brought him from