Cambodian Refugee Camps Thailand

Remember Cambodia : Single Images : Cambodian Refugee Camps Thailand

In 1990, I photographed in three Cambodian refugee camps along the Thai-Cambodian border, Site 2, Site 8 and Kao-I-Dang. Each camp was under the control of a different political group: Site 2 was controlled by the KPNLF; Site 8 was controlled by the Khmer Rouge; and Kao-I-Dang was run by the United Nations. They were created after 1979 when people fled due to the war and because the Vietnamese had taken over Cambodia. In 1992, the camps were closed and residents were forcibly repatriated to Cambodia.