Thursday, December 27, 2012

In South Burma, a Leprosy Colony Struggles With Budget Cuts, Discrimination

26 Dec 2012

MOULMEIN, Burma—Jwe Yin has a house and garden in Burma’s southern Mon State,
 but she never goes there anymore. The 72-year-old mother says her children abandoned 
her at a hospital when she developed leprosy more than five years ago,
 and she has lived there alone ever since.

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