Refugee camp in Thailand, in the 80s


Photos of Khao I Dang refugee camp in Thailand, in the 80s, when I was seven years old. We had to wait in a very long line to get water for our family on our daily basis. I had to carry those very heavy buckets every day because my parents and grandma were not doing so well after the war. My dad and grandma got shot during an invasion, right before the American Red Cross brought us to the camp, so they could not lift or carry heavy stuff. I was a very healthy girl, so I could lift heavy weight, just like the adults.

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  1. Sofie Løve Forsberg

    September 23, 2014

    I knew you've had very traumatic experiences in your life, dear Jendhamuni. Spot on you for sharing with all of us!

  2. george almajid

    September 23, 2014

    very sory for what happened&thank god because you could not lose heart & the way you are today is perhaps due to that event

  3. Jayesh Thakkar

    September 23, 2014

    Climbing up with facing resistance and a hard struggle makes you most experienced and fittest person to take the command of a strong leadership for your country Cambodia. Have a good day Jendhamuni Sos.

  4. Carlos Bation

    September 23, 2014

    Ohhh.sorry jenh but U are lucky the american red cross brought us to the camp thanks god im glad to meet U ..good morning have a most peaceful day..

  5. john bridge

    September 23, 2014

    That is sad to hear of your childhood like that! No child should ever have to endure war and the pain and suffering that go with it.So sorry for you and your family! Wars have to stop! People are people regardless of race, religion or ethnic backround.It makes me so mad! Love to you friend!

  6. Vinod Pant

    September 23, 2014

    Oh! Karin kathaa!
    Chalo, Jo beet gayaa , hey prabhu!

  7. william cox

    September 23, 2014

    I visited one of those camps in 1985, We, a special forces team, was investigating the disappearance of the refugees from the camp. We later found out that they were forced to harvest Opium an were later killed. We destroyed the poppy fields and killed most of the drug dealers. Those camps were terrible. My prayer is that you become stronger from the expeirence.

  8. Leonard Lee

    September 23, 2014

    Your mindfulness provides so much shelter from the trauma of the past.

  9. Carlie Davis

    September 23, 2014

    Jendhamuni Sos, I am happy that you are doing well and that I have the privilege of having you as my friend!

  10. jamie smith

    September 23, 2014

    I'm sorry for your lost and you are amazing strong young woman

  11. Timothy Mckiness

    September 23, 2014

    My heart is a part of you………… I too was of the c.i.a. Sent in to find the mass graves. Later known as The Killing Fields.
    Jendhamuni Sos our paths have crossed twice before once in my teens, and in my mid-20s. And now I consider you a friend so this is now the third time . Back in those days we got a lot of people out I worked right in your hometown area all the way up to the borders getting refugees out I would like to think that your family was one of them. I watched them kill my soulmate.

  12. George Bolton

    September 24, 2014

    You carry your suffering and age well. I was stationed at Ubon RTAF around that time. Didnt see any fat homeless there.

  13. Sarady Kim

    September 24, 2014

    souvenir!1982Je suis en France mais notre famille tous mort 35pseul vivant moi seul

  14. Tun Thein

    September 24, 2014

    ​ေရခက္​ခဲတဲ့ ​ေနရာပါလား
    ဗမာျပည္​ထဲ ပါ ထမီ​ေတြနဲ႔

  15. Jano Jimmy

    September 26, 2014

    Realy you fourty two

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