Cartooning at Umpiem Refugee Camp, Thailand
One hundred and fifty thousand Karen people live in refugee camps inside the Thai border. Umpiem Refugee Camp is up in the mountains and a long way from anywhere. The people at Umpiem were very excited that we had come so far to pay them a visit and offer them encouragement. Many Karen families from Umpiem have settled in Australia, but a permanent peace deal with the Myanmar Government is the ultimate aim for the Karen people, as they seek to build a safe and secure future for their children.
Way to go!