Photos: Burmese Election Turns Violent

Read more about the Burma elections here.
 

Photo by Lu Olkowski
Myawaddy residents arriving in a temporary camp outside Mae Sot, Thailand. They had little or no time to prepare to leave their homes, fleeing an expected seige by Burmese military.
 

Photo by Stephanie Guyer-Stevens
Mae Sot residents, temples, Thai authorities and international NGOs responded within hours with supplies, equipment, a mobile medical clinic, food and shelter. Pictured is a donation of hundreds of water bottles.
 

Photo by Stephanie Guyer-Stevens
A Karen woman at the camp left her home in the jungle with her children to go to the market in Myawaddy when the town was evacuated.
 

Photo by Stephanie Guyer-Stevens
Night time in the camp.
 

Photo from Karen Information Center
The Thai military are not always well favored by the Burmese migrant community, but they were genuine heroes here, stabilizing the camp infrastructure, handing out food, and most importantly, imparting a genuine sense of calm in their dealings with thousands of frightened people.
 

Photo from Karen Information Center
A Burmese woman is surrounded by her family in the refugee camp.
 

Photo by Jack Chance
Night time in the Camp for Myawaddy evacuees. Word on the ground here is that they may be able to return by tomorrow.
 

Photo by Jack Chance
Night time in the Camp for Myawaddy evacuees. Word on the ground here is that they may be able to return by tomorrow.

 

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