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A Karen Refugee Man Who Fled His Native Country Of Burma ( Myanmar ) To Escape W ...

A Karen Refugee Man Who Fled His Native Country Of Burma ( Myanmar ) To Escape W ...

  Stockphoto ID: 1948025

File name: JB023828.jpg
Format: digital, 3000+ pixels longest side
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Source: photographer Based in: United States

Description: a karen refugee man who fled his native country of burma ( myanmar ) to escape war atrocities sits in his sparsely furnished wooden home in ban tha ta fang , thailand . the man is a substance farmer who supplements his income by making baskets ( on floor to mans left ) . this small village on the shores of the salawin river could be submerged if dam construction gets underway by the myanmar government . feasibility studies are currently underway in burma regarding the dams construction . but the residents of the village have lodged formal complaints with the thai government , who plans to purchase hydroelectric power from burma once the dam is completed .

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