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Birth Registration

In 2014, we have helped 3,391 new born refugee children in nine refugee camps to receive a birth certificate. The document helps refugee children to prove their nationality and gain access to education, health care and employment in the future. It also protects them from being exploited such as through early marriage and human trafficking.

Child Protection

Almost half of refugees in Thailand’s camps are children. Many of them were separated from their families and have been living by themselves. They are at a greater risk of exploitation. In 2014, your long term donation has supported 4,000 refugee children without parents to receive child protection. The Child Protection program activities support social workers, psychologists and staff to take care of the children closely and maintain and regain children’s well-being.

Humanitarian Projects for Refugee Women especially single mothers and women at risk

Stop Violence Against Women

 Violence against women and girls is one of the most prevalent denial of human rights. UNHCR conducts activities aimed at behavior change in order to prevent Sexual and Gender-based Violence (SGBV) incidents in the camps, including gender perception discussions participated by men and boys. UNHCR provides legal counseling to 148 survivors of sexual violence and facilitates their access to justice.

Sanitary Kits

Sanitary Kits are UNHCR’s basic and essential services for women refugees in the nine camps in order to protect them from the risk of disease and illness through unsanitary conditions. With your long term donation, we have successfully distributed 36,000 sanitary kits in 2014.

Humanitarian Projects for People with Disabilities and Landmines Survivors

 “Quality specialised services: 443 people received specific support and prosthetic, orthotic and assistive devices to regain hope and enable them to have a safe and practical life.”

 

  • 276 people receive ongoing Physical Rehabilitation and Special classroom helps children with disabilities to gain physical strength and develop their mind.
  • Develop accessibilities for people with disabilities : 26 houses and public places have been improved such as walkways and latrines to cater to their special needs.
  • Self-Reliance : In 2014, 68 people with disabilities received training on livelihoods skills such as agriculture or repairing equipment, and create self-help group.

 

“I lost my arms and leg because of landmines. I almost gave up. Luckily, I received training on pig-farming. My hope has returned”

said Tel Tel, a refugee with disabilities in Mae La camp

 

Humanitarian Projects for Elderly People

UNHCR believes that one family torn apart by war is too many. The Organization has supported the family reunification of refugees, helping them restart their lives together in camps or resettle in a third country. Through the resettlement and family reunification activities, UNHCR has successfully supported refugee status determination to over thousands individuals who had close family links with registered refugees who had resettled or were in the process of resettling in third countries and reunited them with their family.

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Rebuilding lives projects

Vocational Training

With your valuable support, UNHCR provided vocational training to 706 refugees to have training on hair dressing, cooking, baking, basic electrical appliances repair, small engine repair, basic computer and basic and intermediate sewing. These courses; certified by the Office of the Non-Formal and Information Education, Ministry of Education; help create skills for self-employment.

 

Argricultural Project

Agricultural Project More than 200 refugees participated in these projects. Special attention was paid to identifying female heads of household, people with disabilities and the elderly.

 

Durable Solutions

Verification Exercise

The aim of the Verification exercise is to physically verify and update existing records of Myanmar refugees living in the camps to find durable solutions and better coordinate future humanitarian assistance. With your ongoing support, 110,000 Myanmar refugees in Thailand have successfully received a card with their bio data.

 

Resettlement

Refugees in Thailand cannot go home because of continued conflict, wars and persecution. Resettlement is one of the durable solutions for them to have a new life in a third country. With your continuous support, since 2005 over 90,000 refugees have been resettled to 13 countries.

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Other persons of concern to UNHCR

Rohingya

Rohingya refugees have experienced horrific abuse and deprivation by smugglers on boats. In Thailand, UNHCR has been helping the authorities to care for people of concern who are caught in these situations. The agency assists people rescued in law enforcement raids from smugglers' camps by providing immediate relief; UNHCR distributed 2,696 hygiene kits, 181 sanitary kits, 926 clothing items, 180 sleeping mats and 228 blankets along with other material support in 18 different locations. UNHCR staff also conducted interviews, helped reunite 30 families who were split during the journey, provided counseling support and identified possibilities of resettlement to third countries for the most vulnerable people.

Stateless Persons

 The UNHCR mandate includes the prevention and reduction of statelessness around the world, as well as to protect the rights of stateless people. In November 2014, UNHCR supported the Ministry of Interior to fund the publication of 1,500 handbooks to be distributed to district officials involved in processing nationality applications, to support training for registrars and the deployment of Mobile Teams to Tak and Chiang Rai Province, where nationality applications would be processed.