Umphein Mei Refugee Camp



Camp Picture 1

Bamboo Huts

This refugee camp is home to 20,000 Karen.


Camp Picture 2

Bamboo Huts

The people live in bamboo huts scattered throughout the hills.


Hellen's House

Hellen's House

Hellen's family lives in this hut, which is where I stayed.


Karen Girls

Karen Girls


Water Fall

Water Fall

The first day we hiked over the hill to a water fall, where I picked up my first leech.


Banana Republic

Banana Plants

Me on the part of the hike through banana plants.


Christian Church

Church

About 25% of Karen are Christian, while most of the rest are Buddhists.

I of course arrived to another party. Twenty-two couples were married in a big wedding celebration at this church while I was there.


A School Building

School Building

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A Classroom

Classroom

Wood floors, lights, and supplies not available either.


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