140,000 refugees are living in refugee camps along the border between Thailand and Laos. Domenica Garcia is a doctor treating the sick and injured mainly among the Hmong people. Radharc spent time with her and heard the stories of some of the refugees.

The Radharc team spends time with Domenica Garcia a doctor working with refugees along the border between Thailand and Laos, at the Nong Khai camp. Narrator and director Fr Joe Dunn describes the working and the structure of a "transit centre" and a refugee camp.

Although much looks normal on the surface at Nong Khai Dr Garcia explains that there are grave problems of over crowding and poor sanitation. There are two and a half persons for each square metre of space. This congestion promotes the spread of infection and makes the risk of an epidemic extremely high.

Dr Garcia tells the story of a 13 year old Hmong girl who was shot in the back while travelling to Thailand. The bullet is still lodged in her abdomen. The girl describes the journey as she set out with 14 family members but after the attack they became separated and 11 are now missing including her parents. 

Joe Dunn describes the international attitudes to refugees from Indochina and the hopes that many have that they will be able to make new lives in a better place. American immigration officials are primarily interested in those who had some connection with the United States of America in the past.

Joe Dunn uses the poignant device of a letter written from the point of view of a refugee in the Nong Khai camp to describe the conditions and the effects they have on the individuals who have to endure them.

Dr Garcia tells the story of a 14 year old boy who was shot crossing the river with his family. The boy's leg is gangrenous as a result of his wounds and awaits amputation.