Weekly Photo Challenge: Unique


Meet this child. I don’t know his name. I didn’t talk to him – I can’t speak his language. He’s a refugee. Whether he was born in Myanmar/Burma or in the refugee camp, I don’t know. He’s one of many. There are an estimated 160,000 refugees in camps on the Thai-Burma border, and 40-50,000 of those are in the largest, Mae La. All of those need food rations, bamboo rations, charcoal rations, drinking water, electricity, blankets, a home, somewhere to go when the camps are closed, an education, a teacher, a future. All of that costs money. It can be easy to think in numbers. But remember that each refugee is unique and has his or her own story to tell. What will happen to this little boy when the camps are closed?


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