Helen Samuels - IRC Voices
An estimated 140,000 Burmese refugees live in camps in Thailand near its border with Myanmar, or Burma. The IRC, at work in Thailand since 1976, is aiding nearly 70,000 of them. In this segment of IRC Voices, Helen Samuels, a young Burmese refugee, shares with us pieces of her journey from harm to home. Helen says that the IRC has given her the opportunity of a new and better life. Her dream now is to return to the border and help her fellow Burmese refugees.
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For over 75 years, the International Rescue Committee has been responding to the world's worst crises. Meet some of our extended family: dedicated IRC staff members who tackle enormous challenges to change lives; courageous refugees we've led through their journeys from harm to home; and committed leaders, thinkers and supporters who help us protect human freedom and dignity. www.theIRC.org