Patrick Chesnet

Patrick Chesnet became a journalist after receiving a degree in natural sciences. His interest focuses primarly on Asia where he travelled extensively for 25 years. His writings and pictures have been published in a wide range of newspapers and magazines in France.

Thailand: The Forgotten Ones (Part 3/3)

February 23, 2014

Patrick Chesnet takes a look at Burmese migrants in this three-part photo feature. This final segment is called: "Daily Life." [Note: View part one and two.] How many are there? While Thai authorities officially recognize 1.5 million Burmese migrants, local NGOs estimate the number to be over 3 million.

THAILAND: THE FORGOTTEN ONES (PART 2/3)

February 08, 2014

How many are there? While Thai authorities officially recognize 1.5 million Burmese migrants, local NGOs estimate the number to be over 3 million. Found mostly in agriculture, construction, the fishing industry, garment factories, food processing factories and domestic service, these Burmese migrants constitute around 80% of the migrant population of...

Kachins Of Burma: And The Struggle Continues…

January 16, 2013

Fighting has flared up again in the Kachin Hills of Northern Burma after 17 years of cease-fire. Burma’s Kachin state with a population of estimated 1.2 million people is currently at the heart of a relentless battle between government forces and the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO). The dissident group has...