Migrant Burmese Families In Thailand – Living and Working In Garbage Dumps

Mae Sot, Thailand; February 2014. A young burmese girl reads a book in the middle of a garbage dump.

This social documentary photography was submitted to Edge of Humanity Magazine by Photographer Javier Corso.

 

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From project “H-Waste” by Javier Corso.

 

Faced with the possibility of ending up in a refugee camp in Thailand, some of the Burmese people who cross the border become illegal immigrants in order to achieve a sustainable living for themselves and their families.

 

Mae Sot, Thailand; February 2014. A family of Burmese migrants dine with the help of candlelight.

Mae Sot, Thailand; February 2014. A family of Burmese migrants dine with the help of candlelight.

Mae Sot, Thailand; February 2014. A baby sleeping in the middle of the dump

Mae Sot, Thailand; February 2014. A baby sleeping in the middle of the dump

Mae Sot, Thailand; February 6th, 2014. A garbage dump is the home and workplace for a group of Burmese ‘Karen’ refugees and their children.

Mae Sot, Thailand; February 6th, 2014. A garbage dump is the home and workplace for a group of Burmese ‘Karen’ refugees and their children.

. Mae Sot, Thailand; February 2014. Two Burmese children eat in the slums of the landfill.

. Mae Sot, Thailand; February 2014. Two Burmese children eat in the slums of the landfill.

Mae Sot, Thailand; February 2014. A young Burmese collects recyclable materials from landfill.

Mae Sot, Thailand; February 2014. A young Burmese collects recyclable materials from landfill.

 Mae Sot, Thailand; February 2014. A young feed the animals who live with them in the landfill.

Mae Sot, Thailand; February 2014. A young feed the animals who live with them in the landfill.

Mae Sot, Thailand; February 2014. An elderly woman cradling a child inside a hut.

Mae Sot, Thailand; February 2014. An elderly woman cradling a child inside a hut.

 Mae Sot, Thailand; February 2014. A man digs in the garbage looking for recyclable materials to sell.

Mae Sot, Thailand; February 2014. A man digs in the garbage looking for recyclable materials to sell.

 Mae Sot, Thailand; February 2014. A family of Burmese migrants rests in his shack

Mae Sot, Thailand; February 2014. A family of Burmese migrants rests in his shack.

 

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By Javier Corso


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