Members of 1Love Cambodia, a group supporting deportees, visits Ry’s Kitchen in Battambang, opened by deportee Ry Mam. Photo: courtesy of Ry Mam

Strangers in their own land: the Cambodians deported from US and how they are making a home from home

When the US accepted refugees from Cambodia in the 1970s, it didn’t give them citizenship. After 1996, if they committed an offence they could be deported. We talk to some of those sent back to a place they’d never known

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Members of 1Love Cambodia, a group supporting deportees, visits Ry’s Kitchen in Battambang, opened by deportee Ry Mam. Photo: courtesy of Ry Mam
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