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In War, violence and persecution worldwide, we are responding to a refugee crisis unlike anything we've seen before. UNHCR is working around the clock to rush essential relief to those impacted but we need your help to replenish depleted supplies.
Since the start of the year, conflict has already driven some 550,000 vulnerable people out of their homes – and more are fleeing every day. Men, women and children urgently need shelter and protection.
UNHCR’s emergency teams are working around the clock to provide life-saving assistance and protect those forced to flee. Some 61,000 people have been internally displaced since February. Thousands more are fleeing across borders into neighbouring countries : Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand.
Urgent Appeal for Coronavirus (COVID-19) prevention and response plan
The COVID-19 outbreak has now been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. UNHCR is urgently appealing to support its prevention and response efforts to protect refugees, displaced people and host communities worldwide.
Today there are some 97,000 refugees in Thailand. Most refugees (91,413 as of October 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