Saturday, May 24, 2008

Refugee Camp in Flames

Details are unclear, but the situation is clearly desperate for those in Phetchabun. Please see the new link to a new Doctors Without Borders article in the resources link column.

Hmong refugees set fire to camp in Phetchabun

Phetchabun - Hmong refugees living in a camp here set fire to their shelters to protest against the arrests of their leaders by the Thai military.

The fire broke out at about 11:45 am at the camp in Huay Nam Khao village in Tambon Kheknoi of Khao Kho district.

The officials have yet to determine how many shelters were put on fire and whether anyone was killed.

Published in Bangkok's The Nation (May 24, 2008)

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