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Thailand: Learning about America [Photo Share]
June 17, 2008
By Kathleen Sands Adams
|Photo: Dow/The IRC|
|Here's a photo from my colleague Dow in Thailand, where the International Rescue Committee's Overseas Processing Entity office in Bangkok assists people seeking admission to the United States as refugees: "I took this photo at Ban Mai Nai Soi camp in Mae Hong Son province, Thailand, which just became eligible for the U.S. refugee resettlement program this year. The kid was drawing a USA flag on the ground while listening to our information session about US resettlement. The info sessions were organized for camp residents to learn about the program and about America, so that they can make an informed decision whether or not to apply when the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) starts registering interested refugees next month. Refugees also get a chance to ask questions and express their concerns in the sessions."|
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