Cartooning in Karen State, Myanmar
Karen State is situated in Myanmar (Burma) and shares a border with Thailand. Decades of war with the Burmese military have forced many thousands of Karen families across the river into Thailand, where they live in refugee camps. From those camps, Karen families have settled in countries around the world, including Austalia. But there is some hope for the future. Two years ago, a ceasefire was signed, and the Burmese government and the Karen people are trying to imagine what a lasting peace might look like. In November 2013 I visited some of the small villages and schools in Karen state that dare to dream of peace and a brighter future.
Learn more about the history of the Karen people
The Hope Project - Hope for the future