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.
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 …
Nutrition Education for Refugees in Thailand
Thirteen people live in Ramazabee’s household in Umpiem Mai, a camp in Thailand for refugees from Myanmar. Among the 13 are her three children–two sons and her 8-month-old daughter. Remazabee says that she used to not fully understand how to care for her young children properly. She watched what others around her were doing and tried to do the same, …
An extra nutrition boost for young refugee children in Thailand
About 90,000 refugees from Myanmar live in nine camps in western Thailand, near the Thailand-Myanmar border. Our long-time partner, The Border Consortium, reaches these refugees with food, shelter and other support. A few months ago, as the threat of COVID-19 emerged, The Border Consortium was in the process of introducing a nutritious food called BabyBRIGHT to the children in Ban …