Category Archives: Pic of the Day

Pic of the Day: Karen Farm Girl

Ethnic Karen in mountain regions are mostly rice farmers, such as this young girl. They are attacked by the Burmese Army in the fall right after the rice harvest so they cannot survive for the year. The harvests are burned and the land strewn with landmines.

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Pic of the Day: Mobile Karen Medic

Young Karen health care workers work on teams of backpack medics and mobile clinics to serve villagers in remote areas.

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Pic of the Day: School Kids

School children in native dress in Central Karen State. The Karen are the most modest in dress of all Burma’s ethnic groups. Simple smocks are woven by village women on hand looms – white and red smocks being the prevalent colors. These children attend a school in a small village that has since been overrun by the Burmese Army. Their status is unknown.

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Pic of the Day: Karen Freedom Fighters

Karen villagers are defended only by a small force of a few thousand irregulars, who face  400,000 regulars from the Burmese Army. Karen soldiers have lost both family members and  their community in their long resistance against Burmese oppression.  They are in a “last stand” situation as Burmese armed forces try to surround them and finish them off in Northern Karen State.

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