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Young refugee from Burma organizes medical aid for others

Halfway between Mae Sot and the Friendship Bridge linking Thailand and Burma stands the house of the Back Pack Health Worker Team, an association that, since 1998, has been giving health assistance to refugees and migrant workers in Thai territory and internal displaced people inside Burma.

A refugee and young mother herself, Snow is the deputy director of the Back Pack organization.

Listen to the report by Roberto Tofani (presented by André Leslie):

Young Burmese refugee organizes medical aid for others

Snow prefered not to be photographed. Here are some impressions from the region. Photos by Robert Tofani.

Moei River, natural border between Thailand and Myanmar

The Moei River forms a natural border between Thailand and Burma

Burmese kids on the border, Thai side

These Burmese children are pictured on the border with Thailand, on the Thai side

Kids at a refugee school in Burma

These kids attend a school for refugees, which is run by local NGOs


Tuesday 21.02.2012 | 15:12