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Photo Share: Rashida Jones with the IRC in Thailand
July 14, 2011 by Peter Biro
|Actress and IRC Voice Rashida Jones, with IRC medic supervisor El Noon (right), talks to Burmese refugees in the Tham Hin refugee camp, Thailand. Photo: Peter Biro/IRC|
I took these photographs of actress and IRC Voice Rashida Jones this week as she was visiting the Tham Hin refugee camp in Thailand. The camp’s residents have fled war and upheaval in Myanmar and have lived in the camp for years, or in some cases, decades. The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is the camp’s sole provider of health care and drinking water.
Known from the TV series “Parks and Recreation" and “The Office,” and the hit movie “The Social Network,” Rashida Jones is using her voice to raise awareness about the humanitarian needs of refugees and others uprooted by global crises.
A Burmese refugee working in a small vegetable garden in the Tham Hin camp, Thailand.
Rashida Jones gets a briefing from Yona Suebthayat, the IRC's environmental health supervisor in the Tham Hin camp.