Saskatoon lady from Myanmar says extra consideration wanted for Karen folks fleeing violence

Kamwee Eh desires folks to know concerning the struggling of her folks.

In February there was a navy coup in Myanmar, often known as Burma. Since then, there was elevated violence and mass arrests.

Rallies to boost consciousness concerning the state of affairs are deliberate for Saturday in Saskatoon and Regina.

Kamwee Eh might be in collaborating. The 27-year-old’s household fled war-torn Myanmar and he or she spent most of her early childhood in a refugee camp in Thailand.

“I truthfully did not know we had been in a refugee camp or why we needed to run again then once I was a child,” she stated.

“I solely began to comprehend as soon as I grew older and once I moved to Canada.”

She and her household are Karen, a minority ethnic group Indigenous to Myanmar. The group has been the goal of assaults by the nation’s military.

Kamwee Eh with one in all her brothers at a water fountain within the hospital the place they might go to go to their mother and father are work. (Submitted by Kamwee Eh)

Kamwee Eh has been in Saskatoon since 2007, however stated the present state of affairs in Myanmar is reminding her of why her household fled and the way little consideration the continued violence has obtained in Saskatchewan.

“I simply really feel like that may very well be one in all us. That may very well be our household,” she stated.

“It is actually laborious to see what is going on on proper now with our folks… why is that this our life and why is that this nonetheless taking place? I really feel like we deserve our freedom, we deserve our personal life.”

She desires others to know what’s taking place as a result of she worries if extra folks do not listen then the state of affairs will worsen.

“It is simply very heartbreaking to see youngsters lacking their mother and father, mother and father miss their youngsters, not figuring out in the event that they’re nonetheless alive,”  she stated.

Kamwee Eh poses for an image together with her brothers and mother when she was a baby. (Submitted by Kamwee Eh)

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