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Why do refugees leave their own country?
This is real video shot in Burma as families flee for their lives to reach refugee camps at the Thai/Burma border. Their desire is to return their homes, but this is impossible.
Once they arrive in the refugee camps, they can begin the lengthy process of registering with the UNHCR to be resettled in other countries.
There are many refugees from various countries in communities across America who have faced unbelievable challenges to get here. Their hope is that they can start peaceful lives and offer their children better hope than they had in their own country.
Once they arrive, many of us are unaware that they are here. They need us to help them learn our culture, help them get driver's licenses and find jobs. They need friends to talk to and love them. Naw Hser Wah Wah's story.