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Democratic Republic of the Congo Volcano Emergency

A deadly volcanic eruption in the northern DRC. has wiped out everything in its path.

UNHCR is on the ground to provide lifesaving care and protection to families in need of help. The volcano eruption comes on top of an already tragic humanitarian emergency. These operations are already critically underfunded.

Help us now so that we can reach everyone in need.


​Thousands of people have been displaced.

Over 2 million people have already been displaced by brutal conflict and violence live in the northern DRC.

More than 450,000 forced to flee this year alone.

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Refugees in Thailand

Today there are some 97,000 refugees in Thailand. Most refugees (91,755 as of April 2021, under reverification) are ethnic minorities from Myanmar, mainly Karen and Karenni, who live in nine camps in four provinces along the Thai-Myanmar border. There are also approximately 5,000 refugees and asylum-seekers of some 40 nationalities who live in Bangkok and the surrounding urban areas

Numbers of refugees in Thailand:

96,755 people

Number of camps in Thailand:

9 camps

Map of Thailand and the camps

Last updated 31 May 2021

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