Hway Kalok Refugee Camp Pictures



Missionary Edmond

Edmond and Pictures

Edmond, a Karen Christian missionary, describes the history of the Hway Kalok Camp Destruction.


SPDC Burning Hway Kalok

Burning Buildings


Sections of the camp were burned three times: the market was burned in 1996, half the camp was burned in 1997, and this picture shows the destruction of all but one monestery in 1998.

I have no idea who was brave enough to stay and take pictures while the SPDC destroyed the camp. Photographer unknown.



Boy in Burned Camp

Boy in Burned Camp

Hway Kalok was home to between eight and nine thousand people before the final burning.

Photographer unknown.


Father And Son At Their Home

Father And Son At Their Home

Photographer unknown.


Murdered Woman

Murdered Woman


This pregnant woman was killed and burned during the raid.

All told, four people were killed in the final burning: the 34 year old woman shown, two sisters ages 15 and 18, and a 7 year old boy. In addition, fifty people were slightly injured and twenty were seriously injured.

Photographer unknown.



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