The Kwai River Christian Hospital in western Thailand is the only hospital with a full-time surgeon for 150 miles. It is near the border with Myanmar and serves local Thai families, migrants from Myanmar and refugees living in a nearby camp. Through a partnership with the U.S. government, we are supporting the construction of a new, larger hospital building. Once construction finishes, the dedicated hospital staff will be able to provide even better care to patients.
The refugee camp near the hospital is one of nine along the border where refugees from Myanmar live. Many of the camp's residents have been living there for 20 years or more. Through a partnership with The Border Consortium, we help provide food rations and other services to these families.
Across Thailand, we’re working with The Church of Christ in Thailand to protect Thai children. We helped the church draft a child safeguarding code of conduct. Now, we are helping introduce it in congregations, schools, universities, orphanages and hospitals.
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“A Place of Comfort and Healing”
For over 60 years, the Kwai River Christian Hospital has been a place of hope and healing for many in the town of Sangklaburi, Thailand near the border with Myanmar. Throughout the years, people from all walks of life have come through the doors of the hospital, including refugees from Myanmar who live in nearby camps. Here, they could always …
Over 500 refugee families in Thailand now have poultry raising businesses
For families all over the world, raising chickens is a great way to eat better and earn extra money. More than 500 refugee families in Thailand are now raising chickens. They can add eggs and meat to their diets or sell eggs and chickens to earn money. This program is implemented by our longtime partner, The Border Consortium. The refugee …
A Focus on Early Nutrition For Refugees in Thailand
Naw Paw Lue Lu and her husband are raising two children in Umpiem Mai camp in Thailand, which is home to refugee families from Myanmar. Their son is 6 years old, and their daughter is 18 months old. Naw Paw Lue Lu hasn’t had access to information or parenting classes, so she mostly followed the example of her older relatives …