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28 Jul 2016 description

In Thailand, Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation has been holding regular free clinics on behalf of refugees in Bangkok for one and a half years. To ensure these refugees can seek medical assistance with ease, Tzu Chi provides variety of services at free clinic for refugees. For example, volunteers babysit their children at the medical outreach, helping the children learn through games and activities.

03 May 2016 description

As a non­signatory country of the 1951 Geneva Convention, Thailand does not recognize the status of refugees, and the political unrest in the country only served to exacerbate the restrictions placed on immigration. Employment is forbidden for refugees and asylum seekers, and law enforcement is tasked to track down and detain any and all illegal residents they find.

16 Mar 2016 description

BANGKOK (16 March 2016) – The UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia (OHCHR) deplores the recent actions of armed insurgents who took over a public hospital in the far south of Thailand and used it to launch an attack against government forces.

Hospitals, medical units and medical personnel are protected under international humanitarian law, and they should not be targeted or used for military purposes at any time.

15 Mar 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

Attack Latest in Campaign Against Medical Facilities

(New York) – Separatist insurgents took over and damaged a hospital in southern Thailandon March 13, 2016, in violation of the laws of war, Human Rights Watch said today. The attack on the hospital occurred during a resurgence of separatist attacks on civilians since the beginning of March.

11 Mar 2016 description

“Community-based volunteers have a critical role to play in responding to disease outbreaks. The fact that they are already present in communities means they are uniquely placed to raise the alarm and provide early interventions,” said Mr Sy.

“However, their value goes well beyond proximity. They are also able to provide tailored, and culturally appropriate services, bridging the gaps that often exist between health systems and vulnerable communities. They can also support communities to to take steps to reduce the health risks they face,” he said.

05 Mar 2016 description

BANGKOK, 3 March 2016 (NNT) - The Ministry of Public Health has established a situation room to urge hospitals in drought-affected areas to conserve water. The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives has expressed confidence that the country will not experience a shortage of water for consumption water until July.

22 Feb 2016 description

Facts & Figures

  • EU humanitarian aid since 1995: € 119.7 million to help refugees on the Thai-Myanmar border In 2016:

  • € 1.3 million in assistance to refugees living in camps along the Thai-Myanmar border In 2015:

  • € 2.1 million in assistance to refugees staying in camps

  • € 300 000 in assistance to Rohingya and Bangladeshi irregular migrants in Thailand and Indonesia

Key messages

21 Feb 2016 description
report Jungle Aid

Once again, we had a large group of volunteers visiting Bon Luk. We left very early in three 4x4s, kindly sponsored by Dave of Hua Hin Car Hire and CPF, and drove to Bon Luk.

We had two doctor and one fish expert from CPF with us.

21 Feb 2016 description
report Jungle Aid

Medical Update: Pala U – 30th January 2016

Pala U village has 30 houses with almost 200 people who have limited medical care and education and very limited access to the basics of life such as sufficient healthy food, clean water, electricity, toilets and waste disposal facilities.

The trip had several aims:

29 Dec 2015 description
report Jungle Aid

Bang Saphan is 4 hours away and has our most vulnerable families that we work with.

The trip had several aims:
• Operate our field medical clinic to provide much needed medical care
• Equip the school children with more bikes; helmets and school bags so they can easily ride the 7km each way
• Pass on donations of clothes, rice and canned fish
• Donate 2 months supply of medicines to the qualified nurse/midwife living in the village including a ventouse to assist with baby delivery

29 Dec 2015 description
report Jungle Aid

Our volunteers met early at Market village and after quick introductions, one team left for Ba Mak and the other for Bang Saphan.

After nearly three hours of scenic but challenging drive, we arrived at the village. The medical team was ready to start immediately.

Our Doctor Gerard saw 24 patients working closely with Natalie helping with translation and Elmi recording patient data. We referred 4 patients to hospital for further investigation. We will be following up on our future visits.

29 Dec 2015 description
report Jungle Aid

Once again, we had a large group of volunteers visiting Bon Luk. We left very early in three 4x4s, kindly sponsored by Dave of Hua Hin Car Hire and Mary Neve, and drove to Bon Luk.

We had one doctor, one fish expert from CPF and members of our fundraising event team with us. Our long time volunteer Dr Coco saw 18 patients; with Thu helping with translation, Caitlin recording patient data and Nick dispensing medicines.

29 Dec 2015 description
report Jungle Aid

Pa LA U village has 30 houses with almost 200 people who have limited medical care and education and very limited access to basics of life such as sufficient healthy food, clean water, electricity, toilets and waste disposal facilities.

17 Nov 2015 description

In recent years, Thailand has seen a rise in number of refugee entering the border. Coming from as many as 47 different countries in the world, the number of refugee in Thailand hit 645,000 in 2013, with more than 8500 of them residing in dark corners of Bangkok.

09 Nov 2015 description
report Jungle Aid

Bang Saphan is 4 hours away and has our most vulnerable families that we work with.

The trip had several aims:

• Operate our field medical clinic to provide much needed medical care
• Equip the school children with bikes; helmets and school bags so they can ride to school instead of walk 7km each way.
• Pass on donations of clothes, mosquito nets, rice, canned fish and dog food
• Donate the 3 months supply of medicines to the qualified nurse living in the village

12 Oct 2015 description
report Jungle Aid

The September trip to Baan Pa La U was the first time Jungle Aid has spent three consecutive days on a single visit to a village. There was a lot to be done…..

The village has 30 houses with 200 people who have limited medical care and education and virtually no access to basics of life such as clean water, electricity, toilets and waste disposal facilities.

The trip had several aims:

• Operate our field medical clinic to provide much needed medical care

09 Oct 2015 description
report AlertNet

By Alisa Tang

RATTAPHUM, Thailand, Oct 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - T he strapping 23-year-old Rohingya Muslim was matter of fact as he described being forced onto a boat in Myanmar for a tortuous two-month-long journey, beaten and kicked by traffickers as he watched scores die of starvation and thirst along the way

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25 Sep 2015 description
report Bangkok Post

24 trafficking victims about to depart as 540 refugees still languish in detention centres nationwide.

At 46 years old, Basamai, an ethnic Rohingya Muslim man, will for the first time obtain identity documents that will allow him to resettle in the United States next week, along with 23 other trafficking victims.

The 24 to be resettled follow four who left Thailand earlier this month, in a humanitarian programme that has resettled 13,000 Muslims from Myanmar since 2002, according to the US Department of State Refugee Processing Centre.

21 Sep 2015 description

BANGKOK, 19 September 2015 (NNT) – The Ministry of Public Health has sent out its teams to all flood-stricken provinces in order to assist local residents and equip all households with first-aid kits.