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    Khao-I-Dang Khmer refugee camp was located 20 Km north of Aranyaprathet in Prachinburi (now Sakeo) province Thailand.


    Khao-I-Dang was the oldest and most enduring camp on the border. It opened Nov. 21, 1979 and closed in 1992 during the UNTAC repatriation when all remaining residents were moved to Site II to await their personal repatriation.

    During its peak period, 1979-1985, KID was sometimes the equivalent of Site II in population but the population was in flux and transit, some going to third countries, some only seeking shelter until they could see what the future would bring.

    KID became a unique camp on the border, it was the only camp not controlled by one of the resistance factions, it was a UNHCR / Thai MOI camp, its residents were recognised as “Refugees” and were entitled to a higher level of protection, care and nutrition than people in the UNBRO administered camps (not a criticism of UNBRO, the Thais ultimately decided what UNBRO was allowed to do). KID was also the only camp whose residents were eligible for resettlement in third countries.

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    Avatar of khmer_art

    Hey! thank you very much DemRaw for putting up those informations about

    I was born there and I didn’t have that much information about where I born.
    I was always wondering what it was look like and what kind of life that people have there.

    thank you again!

    Avatar of movesuper

    Many cambodian and Vietnamese were beaten and raped in those refugee camps in Thailand

    Avatar of Mi-chan

    cool, thanks for sharing this. i remember reading about this camp in the novel “When Broken Glass Floats”. (good book)

    Avatar of Point_Dexter

    My most vivid memory was seeing a teenage girls get her arse beat until she sh|tted her sarong. Shw was hiding thai money from the soilders by hiding it in her shoe. Since the money has a portriat of the king on it, it was a big insult to the Thai king. She got her arse beat so bad, I can still smell the shiet till this day. And that was 17 years ago.

    Avatar of durga

    What about a map of the area? Wouldn’t it be nice to know exactly where we lived. Like our neighbors, playgrounds, etc.

    Avatar of malaika

    There was another refugee called Sakeo too, right? Well, i always thought it was Sra-Keo. But I supposed it may be Sakeo?

    Does anybody has information on this camp?

    Avatar of BlueBear

    Great! someone had just inflamed me with more hatred with the Thai… dam… one fokken day…

    Avatar of TCKong

    [i]Originally posted by movesuper[/i]
    Many cambodian and Vietnamese were beaten and raped in those refugee camps in Thailand

    My mom and dad has seen this happened. And it was a digusting…some were not given the right amount of food too. Sad…women were raped right in front of your eyes. Ewe…

    Avatar of Tpiy01

    I was born there, but my family and I wasn’t there long at all. Thank you for posting this up. I never knew or remembered anything about Kao-I-Dang. Thanks again. I really learned something new. This really have help me to understand more about where I’m from.

    [Message last modified 08-10-2004 10:29am by Tpiy01]

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