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Refugee Stories

My life…I Design
How many people would have thought they would find a beauty salon offering haircut, hair washing, perm or even colouring in a refugee camp? ZOA, a Netherlands-based refugee-care organization suppo... Read More >>
Refugee’s Teacher
From monk hood, to soldier, hotel staff, librarian and social worker, teacher Kamnol Chailert, has never thought that his life could be so dramatic as teaching refugees at Umpium camp, Tak province. Read More >>
A Little Girl with Gratitude
There are about 7,000 children without parents or guardians in the refugee camps.  Hhtee Shee, a 12-year-old orphan, is one of them. She stays in a boarding house with other 40 girls who share he... Read More >>
Resettlement of Myanmar refugees from Thailand camps hits 50,000 mark
MAE HONG SON, Thailand, June 30 (UNHCR) – With a look of apprehension on his face, a traditional woven pink bag slung over his shoulder and his wife and baby daughter at his side, a young school... Read More >>
Blind Karen farmer harvests dignity as well
MAE LA REFUGEE CAMP, Thailand, July 2 (UNHCR) – Ka Du Lar is not a man to let a devastating mishap – losing both his eyes and most of his left arm to shrapnel from a landmine – hold... Read More >>