Landmine Victims on Both Sides of Burma Civil War Escape to Medical Mecca in Thailand

When Maw Keh was 34 years old, he asked the question so many of us ask ourselves: What am I going to do with the rest of my life?

A lieutenant for the Karen National Union (KNU), a rebel group in Burma, Keh had his leg blown off by a landmine while rushing a Burmese Army camp in 1986. He had been fighting the Burmese for 11 years. The Karen, an ethnic minority living in Burma’s much-contested Karen State along the Thai border, have been fighting for their independence from the Burmese government, a military dictatorship, for over 60 years.

Click here to read the full article on the Huffington Post.

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