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Q&A with Pieter-Henk van Wijk: 'Illegal Immigrants on the Mae Sot Garbage Dump'

Mae Sot is a city in Western Thailand that is close to the border with Myanmar, also known as Burma. Just a 15-minute drive from its center is a garbage dump that is also home to 300 refugees from Myanmar. A documentary called Illegal Immigrants on the Mae Sot Garbage Dump shows how 100 families who have fled conflict at home have found refuge there and manage to survive in appalling conditions. Men, women, and children dig through mountains of trash to earn money by collecting plastic...

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