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MYANMAR-THAILAND: Cyclone migrants face challenges

December 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

Cyclone Nargis survivors in Mae Sot

MAE SOT, 3 December 2008 (IRIN) – When Lynn Mon and his family arrived in the Thai border town of Mae Sot in June, they were penniless.

Cyclone Nargis had devastated their village in the Ayeyarwady Delta, destroying their home, farmland and livelihood, as well as killing 30 members of their family.

“We had to sell everything,” he told IRIN, “our land, farming equipment and jewellery. All we had left was the clothes we were wearing.

“We are lucky to be alive, but now there are so many difficulties, so many problems,” Lynn Mon said of his new life in Thailand. more…

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