4 results for tag: Myawaddy


On the outside looking in…

A few weeks ago, Room to Grow received a donation for food for migrant children. Since learning about the severe levels of malnutrition affecting migrant children from Burma in the Mae Sot area, feeding and nutrition have been our top priorities. We drew up a budget and a plan and scheduled Friday November 12th as a day for renting a truck and delivering rice to two programs in the Pho Phra area. Of course, that was before the DKBA drove the military regime out of Myawaddy, before thousands streamed across the border and thousands were sent back. So when Friday the 12th came around, we still planned to rent a truck and deliver rice, but we thought ...

Under the quiet surface

I drove home on Tuesday night and there were still people in the monastary near the river and people in the Army Base Holding Center. I drove by again on Wednesday morning and all those people were gone. The Thai authorities tell us that they only sent people back who wanted to go home. That the repatriation was voluntary. The news circulating is that people are worried about their homes being looted. People I talked to during the madness of the return on Tuesday were confused. Some didn't know what was happening. Some didn't know why they were being sent back. Some said they didn't want to go back. Its not as if someone stood up and said: ...