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‘We got nothing except a place to stay in the rubbish dump’

December 20th, 2013|

Htay Htay is a half Karen half Burman woman who came to Thailand in search of a better life. Now, she lives in a rubbish dump in the outskirts of the border town of Mae [...]

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‘You Die with It or You Fight for It’

December 15th, 2013|

Khaing Hla Pyaint is an incredibly determined young Arakanese man who decided that whatever it takes, he will work for his country and help his people. On a long journey from Arakan State near Bangladeshi [...]

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‘My aim in life is to work for my country but I ended up on a fishing boat’

December 9th, 2013|

This is a story of the strength of the human spirit, of incredible resilience and courage as well as kindness and reaching out to others. This story sheds light to the difficulties faced by people [...]

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‘I Have Never Regretted Becoming a Soldier’

October 11th, 2013|

Shan Lay is a friendly, compassionate and dedicated young man from the Shan State who has sacrificed everything to fight for the freedom of his people. Growing up in the Shan State with a Karen [...]

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‘If men can do these things, I can also do these things’

July 25th, 2013|

Thazun has come a long way. Despite spending her childhood without ever meeting her father, and being almost starved to death as a result of forced labour demands imposed on her mother, Thazun has never [...]

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‘It’s something deep inside your heart…When you see your children dying of hunger’

July 18th, 2013|

Thazun is a courageous, beautiful and talented young Arakanese woman who talks openly about her life and experiences. Spending her childhood under conditions that many people around the world would find hard to believe, Thazun [...]

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‘Everyone wants change in Burma’: Village Chief

May 4th, 2013|

U Than Nyunt is a 57-year-old Karen refugee and the chief of a small rural village on the riverbanks of Moei. He grew up in a village near Belin in Mon State and was chosen [...]

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Story of a Karen refugee’s struggle for survival

April 10th, 2013|

U Soe Myint is a 60-year-old Karen refugee who has struggled his whole life just to survive. Amidst deep-seated poverty, armed conflict and Burma Army abuse, U Soe Myint has had everything but an easy [...]

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