Hmong News – Laos

Plight of Afghan refugees set to settle in Wisconsin brings back memories for Wausau Hmong family

Yeng Cher Khang and his family recount fleeing Laos, living in the refugee camps of Thailand and what it was like to resettle in Wisconsin in the early 1990s. Read ...

A daughter of Hmong refugees

We were one of the earlier Hmong refugee families that came to. My parents came from Laos, and my dad was a soldier fighting on behalf of the United States ...

Hmong Diaspora Banquet

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Hmong Institute event marking the 45th anniversary year (2020) of the Hmong leaving Laos, 5:30-8:30 pm, 10/2, Monona Terrace, with awards presentation. $75. Read more (opens in new tab) ...

Hmong Institute: 45-Year anniversary of Hmong diaspora banquet

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The Hmong Institute will commemorate the 45 th year of the Hmong leaving Laos by hosting the Hmong Diaspora Banquet on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m ...

‘From Laos to America’ Museum reopens, searching for help

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After being closed for a year and a half, the Wausau museum, From Laos to America Museum has reopened in a new location, but it’s facing new challenges. Read more ...

Milwaukee woman recounts own refugee experience, provides prospective as new wave of refugees arrive

Mayhoua Moua was six years old when her home country of Laos fell to communism in the aftermath of the Vietnam War in May of 1975. Read more (opens in ...

Animation: A Hmong refugee’s journey to the United States

The U.S. Hmong population has nearly doubled since the year 2000. It’s been on the rise since the end of the Vietnam War when those who helped the CIA from ...

Scenes of desperation at Afghanistan airport bring back painful memories for Hmong Minnesotans

Hmong soldiers who spent years fighting on behalf of the US in Laos, were suddenly left to evacuate with their families, flooding a military airstrip in hopes of catching one ...

OPINION: Why watching the evacuation in Afghanistan reminds me of the struggles and triumphs of my refugee family

I was the first in my refugee family to be born in the United States. My parents and four older siblings were refugees from the Vietnam War, during which time, ...

Vietnam war veteran says Afghanistan evacuation brings back painful memories

“I had been close to Hmong people in Laos, and at the end of the war I mean they were pretty much slaughtered,” Curry remembered. The images out of Afghanistan ...

Short Takeoff and Landing

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From Pittsburg, Kansas, to Padong, Laos, the Helio Courier, the CIA’s ‘Litterbug’ airplane, has a remarkable, if largely forgotten, history. Read more (opens in new tab) ...

Hmong refugees reflect on similarities with Afghan refugees

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - The events in Afghanistan have Hmong refugees reflecting on the 1970s and 1980s when they left Laos. NBC15 spoke with one woman who said it feels ...

Laos and the CIA’s “Secret War” Inside the Most Bombed Country Per Capita

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Despite strategic bombing being an iconic symbol of the Second World War, Germany, nor any other European country for that matter, holds the title for the ... Read more (opens ...

Scenes of desperation at Afghanistan airport bring back painful memories for Hmong Minnesotans.

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Scenes from Kabul on Monday, are eerily similar the Hmong evacuation of Laos following the end of the Vietnam war. Read more (opens in new tab) ...

What it means to be a Hmong American

Wausau - About 12 percent of the Wausau population is made up of Hmong American's, with ancestry tied to refugees who fled Laos after the Vietnam War in the 1970's ...

‘Happy tears’: Lee’s gold sparks joy at home in Minnesota

Her triumph delighted all of Minnesota but carried special resonance in the state’s large and close-knit Hmong American community. The Hmong fought for the U.S. in Laos during the Vietnam ...

Sheriff identifies man shot during California wildfire as tensions rise with pot growers

My current living situation is much like when I lived in the jungles of Laos,” one Siskiyou County resident wrote in a court filing. Read more (opens in new tab) ...

Mai Xiong

My parents were farmers who were born and lived in the remote mountainous areas of Laos. We are of Hmong descent. The Hmong people are an ethnic minority group that ...