Continued Exodus from Karen State

The Irrawaddy (link to story) today reports several thousand more people  continue to flee the ongoing attacks by the Burmese junta and DKBA in southern Karen State. 

I tried to get my mind around this, and I can’t.  As a country girl from Whidbey Island, I tried to picture all of the people in Langley (1018) and Coupeville (1915), being chased from their homes to avoid either mortars or being taken for forced labor and other crimes, instead of just going about their business trying to make a living and raise their families.  Then I still had to add in another 3000 people from surrounding unincorporated areas of the county to come up with this many people .  It’s a lot of people!  I probably don’t know 6000 people, do you?

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