Hope Awards | Colorado group helps Burmese refugees who often arrive with nothing and ‘just need a little help, and they fly on their own’
by Sophia Lee
Posted 7/19/18, 04:04 pm
Southwest Winner: Colorado Burma Roundtable Network
When Li Ling first arrived at the Denver International Airport with her husband and two young children, she felt relief. It’s a common emotion refugees from Burma like her share when they land in America: Finally, they’re far, far away from the military dictatorship of Burma (also known as Myanmar) that terrorizes ethnic minorities through forced labor, torture, and arbitrary imprisonment. Like many of her fellow refugees, Li Ling didn’t know what awaited her in this new country, but she felt safe for the first time in years.