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Orphans a forgotten casualty of 'drug war'

The government claimed success in its 2003 anti-narcotics campaign and the country has since continued with hard-line suppression policies, but for the children left behind, it has brought only a life of misery and social neglect

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  • Newspaper section: Spectrum
  • Writer: Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai
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It was a day just like any other. Lin, a 10-year-old Hmong girl, sat in front of the television for the evening news, along with other children from her village in the hills of Chiang Mai province. 

WALL OF HEALING: Photos displayed at the Children’s Development Foundation in Chiang Mai show activities of the nonprofit foundation which has taken in a number of children affected by the ‘war on drugs’.

The children chatted throughout the whole news programme _ they were only waiting for their favourite soap opera to come on after the news.

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