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.
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 …
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These are troubling times. The global pandemic of COVID-19, or Coronavirus, has killed thousands of people. Countless people, including me, are living in areas where cases have been reported. Schools, restaurants, bars, churches….all closed. Stores are selling out of vital supplies. We’re doing everything we can to shelter our families and prevent the spread of the disease. We’re socially …
Rethinking rations for refugees along the Thailand-Myanmar border
Sher Ka Myee’s shop looks like many grocery shops or convenience stores around the world. She sells lots of different foods, including eggs, oil, chicken, pork, fish, vegetables and several types of rice. She sells bottled water and other drinks, as well household items like shampoo and soap. She has owned this shop for a decade now, but recently there …