Today, The New York Times included a photo of Hmong refugees in Thailand. It’s the second photo in their Pictures Of The Day feature.
The caption reads:
“Hmong refugees from Laos are detained in a refugee camp about 250 miles northeast of Bangkok. More than 4,500 refugees from Laos were settled in the camp five years ago, but Thailand says it plans to return them to Laos.”
Thai military cuts food supply to Hmong refugee camp is the title of a newspaper article from last year about this same camp. If you click on the link, you’ll see how I adapted it into a cloze (fill-in-the-gap) that was very “high-interest” to my students.
This crisis is a major concern for Hmong everywhere because of the expectation that Hmong who return will be persecuted, which is why they left in the first place.