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MYANMAR-THAILAND: Child trafficking continues, but not fuelled by cyclone

December 16th, 2008 · No Comments

Agencies feared children would be at greater risk of trafficking in the wake of Cyclone Nargis MAE SOT, 11 December 2008 (IRIN) – When Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar in May, leaving close to 140,000 people dead or missing, aid workers feared an increase in child trafficking from the region. Burmese children have long been trafficked […]

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MYANMAR-THAILAND: Cyclone migrants face challenges

December 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

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 […]

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Min Min U, Myanmar: “We thought we were all going to die”

November 19th, 2008 · No Comments

MAE SOT , Min Min U, 24, from the village of Betut in Labutta Township, deep in the heart of Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady Delta, recalls the day Cyclone Nargis struck, prompting him and his wife to migrate to the Thai border town of Mae Sot: “The winds started to blow at around 2pm on 2 May. […]

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