All three families are from Burma, they all fled Burma for the same reason: the war between the Karen and the Burmese military. They all feared for their life and fled to Thailand.
Our first family consists of a Father, Mother, and three sons. They arrived here three months ago. The Father has been in the hospital for the last two months and his wife is not clear on what is wrong with him. The agency will work with her to get some answers. The father worked as a rice farmer in Burma. They lived in Thailand for 12 years. The youngest child was born in the refugee camp. The family feels very safe here and Mother will be taking English classes in September.
Our second family consists of a Father, Mother, Grandmother, one son, and two daughters. They lived in Thailand for 12 years and arrived here three months ago. They met and married in the Refugee camp. All the children were born in the camp. The Father is taking English classes. They are very happy to be here. The children are enjoying going to school.
Our third family consists of Father, Mother, Grandparents, three daughters, and one son. The father worked as a rice farmer in Burma. They arrived here just one month ago. The children are not in school yet, but are looking forward to going. They want to meet some friends. The parents are happy to be here and they feel really safe here.