A thousand unsaid words: Umpiem refugee camp

A thousand unsaid words: Umpiem refugee camp

Not much is different at Umpiem from other refugee camps at the Thai-Burmese border, except that many of the residents could be listed as long forgotten heroes.

Once prominent – the core leaders of the 1988 student revolution, the black listed politicians of Suu Kyi’s NLD party and the senior commanders from the Tatmadaw – have all faded into the shadow of obscurity at the camp.

A picture is said to be more powerful than a thousand words, as Dutch photojournalist Rohan Radheya captures the lives of refugees inside the Umpiem camp.

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