Posts tagged “Channapha Khamvongsa”

Phnom Penh Post: Helping the healing in Laos

Posted: Jul 14, 2011

Helping the healing in Laos Channapha Khamvongsa comes from a new generation of Lao-Americans playing a key role in mending relations with her parents’ homeland by encouraging the US to clear more of the war’s deadly remains CHANNAPHA Khamvongsa was just a small girl when her parents smuggled her out of Laos. Members of her […]

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The Nation: “Helping the healing process in munitions-strewn Laos”

Posted: Jun 7, 2011

Channapha Khamvongsa was just a small girl when her parents smuggled her out of Laos. Members of her family crossed the Mekong secretly in 1979, fleeing the new communist regime. She was seven years old and the last of three children to leave. She said her father whispered instructions before giving her to a family friend: “This man is going to take you to mum. If anyone asks, tell them he’s your father.”

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