Most of the people living inside Mae La are not allowed to leave the camp except under special conditions. To earn money some people sneak out of the camp to find work. Others have money sent to them from relatives who've resettled. A few refugees find jobs inside the camp at small shops like the one in this photo. There are also some jobs funded by foreign aid organizations like teaching positions, nursing and weaving.

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for your blog. I have many students who lived in Mae La before they resettled in St. Paul. Work like yours is so important, because it connects refugees internationally to each other and their past lives ~not to mention, building cross cultural understanding. I'm so glad I found this~it's a great teaching tool...thanks a million!