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Refugee Stories

Each and every person living in this world has different experience in his/her life. Today I would like to share my life experience as a refugee with you. I am now 43 years old but I still remembe... Read More >>
Everyone has hope and dream in their life. Each person has his own hope and dream. Living without hope is living without life. When we were young, we always dream of being something or someone when... Read More >>
A Corner of the Refugee Camps for Children Without Parents   Ta Lah Say* and Me Dwe*
Late one morning, the ‘With You’ team visited another group of children without parents who stay in a girls’ boarding house. There are about 46 girls without parents and their ages range from 10-20 ye... Read More >>
Pa Shaw* A Strong Brother for Three Younger Ones
He is a slim young boy with sad eyes, and is 15 years old. He has lived in a boys’ boarding house in a refugee camp since 2006. Pa Shaw said he came here with other people in the village after... Read More >>
Maredia talks to Saw Mu Tay in his aunt’s house.@UNHCR/S.Nattapoolwat
No matter how difficult it is to get a job with COERR, Maredia, a 22 years old has managed it. She has the job of her dreams, supporting unaccompanied children. She started it after she graduated fr... Read More >>
Naw Lah Paw : No one left behind
In 2006, Naw Lah Paw (not her real name), her husband and three children left their village, hid in the forest, walked along the rivers, passing one village after another. It took them one month to... Read More >>
Naw Hser Hser : Waiting patiently
The story of Naw Hser Hser (not real name)’s family is not different from many other refugees living in camps along the Thai-Myanmar border. Their village was attacked, men were taken to becom... Read More >>
Lu Cea : A dream of a new home for two disabled children
A 45 year old mom, Lu Cea had 13 children but only nine have survived. Among them, one boy and one girl have become disabled because they had a high fever when they were young. Kyaw Ti Noon, her 2... Read More >>
Kyaw Lay : Time to start a new life
The eyes of the young man, 22 years old, shine so bright when he says he will start a new life in the US in the next six days. That’s right, on the day that you read this story, Kyaw Lay wil... Read More >>
Dream Comes True
Tway Tway Lin a 27-year-old mother of a little girl looks forward to being reunited with her sisters, who have been in the United States for a year. Her stepfather and mother have just departed Thai... Read More >>