Published on 21st January 2014

The Ache for Home

  • Toy left on the couch of the Tamang Family, from Bhutan a few days after they arrived to Minnesota in 2012.

  • Cousins Eva Bhattaria and Pratikshya Dahal from Bhutan, were born in a refugee camp in Nepal. They arrived to Minnesota in 2010.

  • Hay Jea from Burma created this autobiographical cartoon about his own life story.

  • Ma Ngay Tah and her brother Saw Law Eh, were born and spent most of their lives in a refugee camp in Thailand. They moved to Minnesota with their family in 2011 where this photographed was taken the day after they arrived.

  • Eh Blut Paw photographed during a barbecue outside her apartment.

  • Ne Ka Day Mu´s graduation at Fairview Alternative High School, in Roseville, Minnesota.

  • Govinda Adhikari and his wife Yam Maya Adhikari from Bhutan in the kitchen of their apartment in St. Paul, Minnesota. They arrived to the United States in 2008.

  • Saw Bu Gay’s homework on Martin Luther King Day.

  • Planet Hook in his living room beneath the flag of the Karen State.

  • Robert Too was born in 2004 in a refugee camp in Thailand. His parents met and got married there. He and his family arrived to Minnesota in 2010.

  • Little Kristina visiting great grandmother Dhan Pyakurel in St. Paul, Minnesota. The family left Bhutan in 1992 for refugee camp in Nepal. They then moved to the United States in 2008. Kristina was born in Pennsylvania, where she lives with her parents.

  • A Karen grandmother and grandson spend time with neighbors outside on their front step.

  • Kamilo Mohamud sitting on the porch of her new house in Minneapolis. She and five of her siblings where born in a refugee camp in Kenya. Her mother and older brother were born in Somalia. They arrived to Minnesota in 2011.

  • Santa Bir, who was born and spent his life in a refugee camp in Nepal, photographed on his first day at Humboldt High School in St. Paul, MN.

The Ache for Home


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  • immigration
  • minnesota
  • refugees
  • burma
  • somalia
  • eritrea
  • minneapolis
  • st. paul
  • children
  • bhutan