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Munwara Begum: Rundown School and Provisions Store

munwara begum: That land was once a forest where villagers picked wild fruit, according to Toronto Star. Last Saturday, the midday tea-sipping crowd hung out on the benches in front of Munwara Begum's provisions store here. The village's rundown school and a smattering of rice paddies sit across the road from thousands of acres of bamboo huts covered by black tarp, a safe harbour for the refugees fleeing ethnic violence in Burma. In their discussion were echoes of a conversation happening around the world about the costs of compassion toward refugees. The price of rice has doubled since they came. It was one filled with conflicting emotions. ( As reported in the news.