di·as·po·ra

/dīˈaspərə/

noun

  • the dispersion of any people from their original homeland.

     

     
 

Ja Ja walks home after another 12 hour day. The walk takes over an hour. Tokyo - Japan

The Kachin refugees seeking refuge & resettlement in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia are not recognized by the government which never signed the 1951 UN Refugee Convention or the 1967 Protocol.  As such all marriages of Kachin in Malaysia are not considered legal. This creates many problems, such as if someone gets approved for resettlement to a third country they have to fight a lot to get their spouse to join them as there are no legal wedding papers signed by any government. 
Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia
Aung La Nsang, nicknamed "Burmese Python" is a Burmese-born mixed martial artist of ethnic Kachin descent. He made his MMA debut in 2005 and would go on to become a major star in his native Myanmar after signing with ONE Championship and winning two titles
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Part of this project was exhibited at the Brighton Museum in 2019

 

 

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