The Dangerous Mission to Sneak Sacks of Cash in Western Aid Into Myanmar

MAE SOT, Thailand—Several times a month, Saw Khu wakes up before dawn and embarks on a perilous mission to deliver sacks of Western aid funds to conflict zones deep in Myanmar’s interior.

After sneaking across the border from Thailand in a wooden canoe, he is wheeled through a mountain range dotted with soldiers from Myanmar’s military, which seized power in a coup last year. Arriving at a meeting place, he divides the money among colleagues, who either give it to needy families or use it to buy rice, instant noodles, tarps, mosquito nets, soap and other necessities for them.

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