I have posted about the great people, delicious food and political protests in Bangkok, but I also wanted to share an important part of my time here: my visits to Immigration Detention Center (IDC). During my months here in Bangkok, I have returned many times to bring food, supplies and smiles to those refugees from third party countries detained inside. There are more than just refugees in IDC – many detainees are farang who grossly overstay their visa are put in IDC until they can get a flight out of the country or are bailed out by family and friends. But on the whole, IDC’s population consists of refugees – many from Sri Lanka – who fear persecution at home but who have no legal status in Thailand.
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