Ban Nongphou, Laos. 28th Dec, 2016. The Hmong are an ethnic group from the mountainous regions of China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. Ethnic minority groups in Laos often face a difficult situation. Many of them live in the impoverished upland areas, particularly in the north of the country. School attendance is lower in ethnic minority areas where access to schools is more difficult. In addition, there is no teaching in ethnic minority languages, only in the Lao language. The biggest ethnic minority group, the Hmong, frequently encounters a lot of mistrust from the administratio

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Ban Nongphou, Laos. 28th Dec, 2016. The Hmong are an ethnic group from the mountainous regions of China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. Ethnic minority groups in Laos often face a difficult situation. Many of them live in the impoverished upland areas, particularly in the north of the country. School attendance is lower in ethnic minority areas where access to schools is more difficult. In addition, there is no teaching in ethnic minority languages, only in the Lao language. The biggest ethnic minority group, the Hmong, frequently encounters a lot of mistrust from the administratio
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December 28, 2016 - Ban Nongphou, Laos - The Hmong are an ethnic group from the mountainous regions of China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. Ethnic minority groups in Laos often face a difficult situation. Many of them live in the impoverished upland areas, particularly in the north of the country. School attendance is lower in ethnic minority areas where access to schools is more difficult. In addition, there is no teaching in ethnic minority languages, only in the Lao language. The biggest ethnic minority group, the Hmong, frequently encounters a lot of mistrust from the administration, whereas other groups, like the Kamu, are more likely to accept the current political environment. (Credit Image: © Velar Grant via ZUMA Wire)

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