- Posted October 21, 2013 by
Khlong Toey, Thailand
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Hope in the Face of Destruction
A fire has consumed part of the slums in Khlong Toey, Bangkok. More than 60 homes were destroyed and 200 left homeless. These ruins depict a small fraction of the damage which occurred on Saturday, October 19. Although the devastation is tangible, the locals have begun to clean up the rubble with help from charitable organizations, volunteers and community mobilization. They have begun to rebuild their homes and now have access to basic necessities, such as clean drinking water, food, clothing and shelter.