February 2020, UNHCR staff together with field staff visited Ban Don Yang refugee camp, Kanchanaburi province western part of Thailand.
Almost 100,000 of Myanmar refugees have been living in 9 refugee camps along Thai-Myanmar border for more than 30 year. UNHCR is working on the ground together with partners to ensure that men, women, children, elders and disabled refugees are protected.
Jackson’s home was set on fire 3 times – but he is ready for a new beginning
After his home was set on fire 3 times, Jackson, along with his family, fled to Thailand. Now, he is one of the Camp Committee leaders and is instrumental in assisting UNHCR with coordinating and implementing activities within Ban Don Yang refugee camp, where he lives.
Jackson also had the opportunity to participate in a “Go and See” visit of which UNHCR supported, which furthered planning on the identification and preparation of potential return sites for the upcoming voluntary repatriation movements.
Converting a shelter into a school, to provide education for all.
Naw Mu Sein (right), fled violence in her home country with her family and has sought safety in Ban Don Yang refugee camp since 2009. The trauma of her escape, combined with her declining health caused her to become extremely vulnerable and she struggled to care for herself and her son.
Every month, a group of volunteers supported by UNHCR visit her and her family to provide counselling and emotional support, along with noting any urgent needs. This is made possible by your continued donation, which allows us to provide assistance to refugees with special needs.
Despite their struggles, Naw Mu Sein and her family are keen to help other refugees in their camp. Her mother (left) has opened up their shelter to teach math to refugee children free of charge, and even encourages others to help teach English.
Goh Po Mu’s dream is for her child to be well again
Goh Po Mu (name changed) and her son, aged six, are another family who receive monthly home visits from a group of volunteers supported by UNHCR. Goh Po Mu’s son suffers from seizures and is unable to go to school. UNHCR home visits enables close monitoring of his condition as we take note of any new requirements needed for the little boy and his mother.
Goh Po Mu’s dream is for her child to be well again. Thank you for helping her get a closer to her dream each day.