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ECHO Factsheet – Refugees in Thailand – April 2017


Key messages

  • More than 30 years on, the situation of refugees from Myanmar/Burma in Thailand has become one of the world's most protracted refugee crises, and there is a need to find durable solutions.

  • Since 1995, the European Commission's Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations department (ECHO) has provided funding for humanitarian assistance in the refugee camps. Most recently, efforts have focused on primary health care for the most vulnerable, as well as protection activities.

  • There is a need for better information to refugees on conditions for their potential return, which should be strictly voluntary.

  • Since 2013, ECHO has been supporting Rohingya and Bangladeshi nationals interned in Immigration Detention Centres and shelters in Thailand.