Children of the Shan IV

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© Xaris Villa
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Location: Loi Tai Leng

Location: Loi Tai Leng (Thai-Burma Border)

Subject: Children of the Shan

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We went there to live among the people, to hear their stories and to bring them back home.

We told the children stories, we fed them and gave them gifts.

I know that this does very little to alleviate their situation, but it is a small token to help them know that we care.

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To this day, Burma is one of the most repressive and oppressive places in the world. With a government that actively attacks their minorities and keeps the rest of their people unaware.

To date, there are a million internally displaced people roaming the forests of Burma in hopes of evading the army - and another million who have fled and sought sanctuary along the border of Thailand and Burma.

These are some of the photos I took while I was in one of those refugee communities.

To learn more {www.freeburmarangers.org}

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  • April Reyes

    April Reyes gave props (30 Jun 2011):

    what's up there? so beautiful... those children.

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