Violence, drugs concern Narathiwat village elders

Revered members of the community say parents and guardians have a critical role to play in influencing the younger generation to embrace the cherished ways of life in the Deep South, which are being torn apart by addictions and the raging insurgency.

By Rapee Mama for Khabar Southeast Asia in Yi-ngor district, Narathiwat

April 26, 2013


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Photo Essay

Mariyah Nibosu, whose husband was shot dead in 2009 by unknown gunmen, stands outside her home in September 2013 in the state-run 'widows' village' of Rotan Batu, 20km from Narathiwat. "Women suffer a lot here," she said. "But we are strong. We have to feed our children by ourselves. We have to survive." [Christophe Archambault/AFP]

As Thailand's Deep South insurgency drags on, families suffer, persevere