• Several families participating in the programme have gathered at the station. An ICRC field officer makes sure everyone is ready to board the train on time.
    • Several families participating in the programme have gathered at the station. An ICRC field officer makes sure everyone is ready to board the train on time.
      © ICRC / W. Wanichakorn
  • On this trip, the ICRC is sponsoring 33 families who cannot afford the cost of transport and accommodation.
    • On this trip, the ICRC is sponsoring 33 families who cannot afford the cost of transport and accommodation.
      © ICRC / W. Wanichakorn
  • Ahama’s son is in the same prison as Emran. He is bringing along his youngest son Riduan and his wife Rokiyoh. Like Naraet, Ahama will be seeing his son for the first time in six months.
  • Altogether, thirteen families are boarding the first train for the 18-hour overnight journey from Yala Railway Station to Bangkok.
  • Ahama and his son enjoy the afternoon breeze and idyllic view.
  • The 18-hour journey has left many exhausted, but the families are delighted to be getting closer to seeing their relatives.
  • Naraet and his family prepare for the journey back to Pattani. They only saw Emran twice, for a total of just over four hours, but even this limited time spent together made the long journey worthwhile.
  • Naraet leaves the centre having visited his nephew for the second time during this trip.
  • Ahama checks the departure time of the train back to Pattani from his rented accommodation in Bangkok. The next visit will be in another six months.

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