A visited to Nam Yao Refugee Camp Site in Thailand


by Richard Wanglue

Nam Yao, Thailand — Part of Ban Nam Yao in Thailand was once a Refugee Camp for more than 20,000 refugees from Laos and Burma.  Most of the refugees were Hmong from Laos.  The refugee camp named after Ban Nam Yao called “Nam Yao Refugee Camp”.  It located on the Northern part of Thailand, 364 miles or 585 Kilometer from Bangkok.

April 2, 2012, Richard Wanglue Vang, Executive Producer for Suab Hmong News, and Atary Xiong, Executive Producer for Hmong Report, visited Nam Yao Refugee Camp site. {sidebar id=1}

Click here to watch Suab Hmong News and Hmong Report exclusive visited Nam Yao Refugee Camp site on April 2, 2012.

At Nam Yao Refugee camp site, the foundation of the houses built by refugees still marked on the land to notice.  30 years trees grew cover the camp site and the pond that used to be a fishing area for the refugee is now empty with land covered it.  The family store that open at the entry way by the camp still open at the same location.

“I really missed the Hmong people used to live in this camp…and I cannot remember their names anymore because it’s been couple decades.” said the owner of the store.

The store owner said that Hmong from abroad visited the camp site often and they stop at his store to buy drinks.

suabhmong-news-00140Atary Xiong, Executive Producer for Hmong Report, talked to the store owner at the entry way to the Nam Yao Refugee camp site.